Author Archives: Daniel Larison

About Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and is a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Dallas. Follow him on Twitter.

Trump Escalates in Afghanistan

Escalating in Afghanistan is undoubtedly the wrong decision.

Yemen’s Cholera and Famine Crises and U.S. Responsibility

Continued support for the war on Yemen is by far the worst thing Trump is doing right now.

Trump’s ‘Monumentally Stupid’ Gift to Maduro

Trump has strengthened Maduro’s position domestically and internationally.

The Disgraceful, Failed War on Yemen

The intervention has been and remains wholly illegitimate.

Trump’s Weakness

Trump makes no firm commitments, and he reverses himself according to whatever is most expedient to him at the time.

The Illegal, Dangerous Option of Preventive War in Korea

If the U.S. attacked North Korea, it would be doing so illegally and without justification.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump’s comment on Venezuela makes a bad situation worse. Michael Shifter calls …

The Pitfalls of Trump’s Predictable Bellicosity

Trump has been reliably bad at alliance management and consistently prone to issuing threats that scare our allies more than they worry our adversaries.

The Consequences of Meddling

Few things could be worse for the prospects of effective political protest and change than providing a regime’s leaders with the specter of U.S. intervention.

Venezuela and the Virtue of Not Taking Sides

One could hardly ask for a clearer example of how taking sides in another country’s internal political upheaval can damage the cause it is supposed to help.

Trump’s Bluster Backfires Once Again

The reaction to Trump’s Venezuela rhetoric across the region has been swift and overwhelmingly negative.

The Horrifying War on Yemen Continues

One of the worst humanitarian crises of the current century is unfolding in Yemen, and it is entirely man-made and caused in large part by U.S.-backed governments with Washington’s blessing.

North Korea and McMaster’s Deterrence Dishonesty

Trump’s National Security Advisor either doesn’t understand how deterrence works or is flatly lying to the public about the nature of the threat.

Yemen’s Cholera Epidemic Continues to Spread

Like Yemen’s other overlapping humanitarian disasters, the cholera epidemic is man-made and was entirely preventable.

Trump’s Reckless Venezuela Bluster

An armed U.S. intervention in Venezuela would be the worst possible response to the country’s serious crisis.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No time for Kurdish independence. Adile Shamoo details the obstacles to an …

Trump Continues His Dangerous North Korea Rhetoric

Each new episode of posturing makes a negotiated solution less likely.

North Korea and the Nuclear Deal

North Korea is a cautionary tale about what happens when hard-liners in Washington prefer to scrap an imperfect but working nonproliferation agreement in favor of pursuing the fantasy of forcing the other side’s total capitulation.

North Korea and the Trump Administration’s Foreign Policy Dysfunction

This is part of a worrisome pattern with how U.S. foreign policy is run now.

The U.S. Is Deeply Complicit in the Wrecking of Yemen

The wrecking and starvation of Yemen are the result of more than two years of deliberate coalition policy with the full backing of our government.

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