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.

U.S. Is Increasing Support for the Saudi Coalition Attack on Hodeidah

We are on the eve of one of the greatest crimes committed in this century, and the U.S. is aiding and abetting the perpetrators.

The Trump-Kim Summit

North Korea’s arsenal is the reason they were able to receive the recognition and status that they now have, so they have every incentive to keep it.

The Saudi Coalition Bombed a Cholera Treatment Center in Yemen

U.S. support for the bombing campaign enables the frequent bombing of medical facilities and other civilian targets.

U.S. Backing for the Saudi Coalition Attack on Hodeidah Is a Disgrace

The U.S. could prevent the horror that is about to engulf Hodeidah and the rest of Yemen, but it is going along with it and lending assistance to the governments responsible for it.

The Photo Op Summit

A day before the summit with North Korea, the two sides appear to be as far apart on key issues as ever.

The Trump Administration Is Backing the Saudi Coalition Attack on Hodeidah

When push comes to shove, the Trump administration won’t oppose an attack that everyone acknowledges will be catastrophic for the civilian population of Yemen.

The G-7 Debacle and the Summit in Singapore

It cannot possibly benefit the U.S. in negotiations with North Korea if the president is and is seen to be as unreliable and prone to picking fights with close allies for no good reason.

Trump’s Destructive Iran Obsession

Everything he has done in the region has demonstrated his unremitting hostility to Iran

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

UAE says it can’t control Yemeni forces–even as it hands them bags …

U.N.: A Coalition Attack on Hodeidah Could Cause 250,000 Deaths

If the U.S. supports a coalition attack on Hodeidah, it will be helping to cause massive loss of life and possibly even the largest famine in decades.

Trump’s Empty Iran Boasting

The president seems to be hallucinating when he looks at Iran’s government.

The Slapdash Summit

Bolton wants diplomacy with North Korea to fail, so he has no incentive to get Trump ready for the summit.

Waging a Trade War That No One Supports

The only one that seems likely to benefit from this quarreling among allies is China while we hurt each other for no reason.

Trump’s Trade War and the Canadian ‘Threat’

I suspect that Trump and his advisers don’t really consider steel and aluminum imports to be a matter of national security, but they are abusing that loophole simply because it is there and because they can.

Pitfalls for the Singapore Summit

The administration continues to expect North Korea to agree to make major concessions in exchange for nothing.

Backing a Coup in Venezuela Would Be a Mistake

A coup runs the risk of considerable bloodshed and possibly even civil war, which will only compound Venezuela’s very serious economic and political problems.

Sanctions Strengthen Targeted Regimes and Hurt Their Critics

The reality is that people everywhere obviously resent being made poorer and their futures less secure by the arbitrary decisions of foreign governments.

Trump Should Recall Grenell from Germany

Grenell has already poisoned the atmosphere with one of the governing coalition’s main partners and it is difficult to see how he can function effectively in Berlin after this.

The Delusions of Democratic Hawks on North Korea

By preemptively dismissing any agreement that falls short of their unrealistic expectations, these senators are helping the administration’s own hard-liners in their desire to sabotage diplomatic engagement with Pyongyang.

One Year On, the Saudi-Led Blockade of Qatar Has Failed

“Backfired” is more like it.

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