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.

Report: Trump Is Expected to Announce Embassy Move to Jerusalem

Moving the embassy would be a reckless symbolic gesture that threatens to have very serious consequences.

Trump’s Mission Creep in Syria

Keeping U.S. forces in Syria for years to come is the very definition of mission creep.

The U.S. Needs a New North Korea Policy

The U.S. and its allies need to approach the problem in an entirely different way.

Tillerson’s Pathetic Excuse for Gutting the State Department

The Secretary of State is offering a pathetic excuse for gutting his own department that doesn’t hold up under the slightest scrutiny.

Trump’s Unrealistic Foreign Policy

The rhetoric and rationalizations may be different under Trump, but the overconfidence in American power hasn’t changed.

The American Conservative: A Voice for Peace and Restraint

The need for a conservative message of peace and restraint is clear.

The U.S. Needs to Rein in Its Reckless Saudi Client

Mohammed bin Salman will have to be reined in, or he will continue his pattern of destabilizing behavior.

The Indelible Stain of Starving Yemen

This is one of the largest crimes against humanity in recent times.

The Iran Obsession Has Been a Boon for Iranian Hard-liners

If the administration continues its belligerent rhetoric and confrontational policies, it will keep driving Iranians into the arms of their hard-liners.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The U.S.-Saudi starvation blockade. Pat Buchanan condemns the U.S.-backed coalition blockade of …

Friedman’s Love Letter to a War Criminal

Friedman swallows MBS’ propaganda hook, line, and sinker.

The Saudis’ Crime Against Humanity

As long as the coalition blockade is in place, famine and disease will still claim countless lives.

Trump Would Be a Fool to Arm Ukraine

Trump is unusually susceptible to hawkish demands to do irresponsible and destructive things.

It’s Time to Face Reality on North Korea

The U.S. has learned to accept and deter far more dangerous nuclear-weapons states than North Korea.

Merkel and Germany’s Political Crisis

There were simply too many disagreements on policy among the would-be coalition partners to form a functioning government.

Our Bankrupt Approach to North Korea

The U.S. remains wedded to pursuing an unachievable goal through ineffective means.

North Korea and the Futility of Sanctions

The administration’s justification for putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism is remarkably weak.

Trump’s Lousy Idea for North Korea Policy

Putting North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism is a bad decision on the merits.

Ignoring U.S. Complicity in the Destruction of Yemen

Several major Western governments are deeply complicit in the destruction of Yemen.

The Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

The deliberate starvation of Yemen is the most important story in the world.

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