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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.

The Costs of the Stupid, Unnecessary Travel Ban

The travel ban may be making other parts of the world less secure by undermining security partnerships for no reason.

The Destructive Corker-Cotton Bill

The Corker-Cotton bill tries to rewrite the terms of the nuclear deal unilaterally.

A Senseless ‘New Strategy’ on Iran

According to the administration’s outline, future Iran policy will be even more senseless and ill-considered than it already is.

The Backlash Against the Kurdish Referendum Escalates

Unfortunately, one of the worse scenarios that we feared might happen is beginning to unfold.

For War Hawks, Iran Deal Dump Is Music to the Ears

And Trump is playing right into their regime change fantasties.

Trump’s Mishandling of the Puerto Rico Disaster

Trump makes it sound as if he can’t wash his hands of the problem soon enough.

The Perils of Arming Ukraine

Advocates of arming Ukraine minimize the potential risks of their proposal while exaggerating the benefits that it will produce.

Designating the IRGC as Terrorists Is a Dangerous Mistake

Designating the IRGC would be a huge gift to hard-liners in Iran.

The Myths of Interventionists

Frenetic meddling in the affairs of other nations hasn’t made and won’t make America any safer.

Yemen Is Still Being Starved to Death

The devastating effects of the blockade have been known for the last two years, and they were entirely foreseeable.

The Government Is Failing Puerto Rico

The federal response to the disaster in Puerto Rico has been unacceptably poor.

Trump’s Absurd Desire for More Nukes

Increasing the arsenal to return it to its mid-Cold War size is an insane thing to want to do.

Trump’s Weird Attacks on Corker Continue

If it had been up to Corker, there would have been no nuclear deal.

Stop the War on Yemen: Pass H. Con. Res. 81

Stop U.S. involvement so that the war on Yemen may finally be brought to an end.

The Costs of Reneging on the Nuclear Deal

Trump’s intention to blow up the deal is all the more alarming to other governments, especially our allies, because it is so clearly unnecessary and irrational.

The Hawkish Promise of a ‘Better’ Nuclear Deal Is Nonsense

In order to distract from their support for an attack, Iran hawks conjure up the illusion of a “better” deal that even they must know would not be possible.

Pence’s Weak Defense of Administration Foreign Policy

Far from restoring the “credibility of American power,” Trump has made a number of reckless threats that he can’t back up without causing a catastrophe.

The Nuclear Deal Remains a Success

The nuclear deal is working exactly as intended and advertised.

The Extraordinary Folly of Arming Ukraine

The proposal to send “lethal aid” to Ukraine has no merit.

Corker Strikes Back

It is important that someone in Corker’s position is acknowledging that the administration’s foreign policy is every bit as dysfunctional as it appears to be.

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