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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.
If there is any chance for talks with North Korea to yield something of value, the U.S. and its allies have to lower their sights and modify their demands accordingly.
Contradicting a high-profile allied initiative while Pence was on a visit to their country isn’t just bad form. It is diplomatic ineptitude.
Could North Korea be our next forever war? Christopher Preble warns against …
If Yemen’s humanitarian crisis becomes the worst in half a century, it will be because the coalition governments and their Western patrons made it so.
There is absolutely no legal justification for having our troops in Syria and there never has been.
It is easy to dismiss diplomacy with North Korea, but it has only been through engagement that any progress has been made in changing its government’s behavior.
There is not just a gap between Washington and Seoul on how to handle North Korea, but rather a yawning chasm.
There is always a cost to rejecting engagement.
Pushing for a harder line from Seoul is likely to give North Korea an opening to drive a wedge between the U.S. and our ally.
The ongoing illegal presence of U.S. forces in Syria is a dangerous gamble with American lives.
It is telling that he has not encountered nearly as much criticism for his illegal warmaking or his escalations of endless wars.
Sanctions rarely succeed in changing the target regime’s behavior, and in the case of North Korea we can say with some confidence that they are doomed to fail.
The gap between Washington and Seoul on how to handle the North has been steadily growing over the last year, and Pence’s expected denunciations of North Korea are going to widen that gap.
Trump is famously ignorant and perhaps even more gullible, so it doesn’t take much to make him think that a manageable problem is an intolerable menace.
Tillerson completely failed to anticipate how his remarks would be interpreted by people in the region he was about to visit.
Hawkish objections to Bush’s Kiev speech were petty and short-sighted when they were first made, and they still are today.
These senators are right to be worried about a possible attack, and it is to their credit that they are speaking out against it early on.
Trump’s nuke plan raising alarms among military brass. Mark Perry reports on …
Most Iranians hold Trump in contempt because of his hostility towards Iran.
The truth is that there is no military option against North Korea that comes at an acceptable cost, and a responsible administration would not pretend otherwise.← Older posts Newer posts →
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