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.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Seeking accountability in Yemen. Fatima Bhojani reviews how the Saudis and their …

The Enduring Shame of Two Years of U.S. Support for the War on Yemen

Uncritically backing our reckless clients leads to disaster for the clients and enduring shame for us.

Ukraine and the Cult of ‘Resolve’

Rasmussen treats a difficult political and military problem as if it were simply a matter of having enough “resolve.”

Starving Yemen to Death

Seven million people are on the verge of starving to death and another ten million people are not far behind

Trump’s Confused Approach to Burden-Sharing

The contrast between Trump’s actual policies and his rhetoric about what allies “owe” is stark.

Continued NATO Expansion Doesn’t Serve U.S. Interests

Tillerson is wrong when he says that it is in our interest to bring Montenegro into NATO.

The Dangers of National ‘Purpose’

Our country doesn’t have to be here “for” something.

Adding Montenegro to NATO Still Makes No Sense

Montenegro doesn’t need the protection the alliance provides, and its contribution to the alliance will be minuscule.

Unnecessary Wars and Unreliable ‘Allies’

The U.S. needs to be more discriminating in the fights it chooses to join and the “allies” it accepts in the process.

Tillerson’s Perception Problem

Tillerson is creating the impression that he doesn’t really know what he’s doing and isn’t seeking guidance from the career officials who would be able to help him learn.

Saudi-Led Coalition Slaughters Refugees at Sea

There will be more massacres like this as long as the Saudi-led coalition is permitted to act with impunity.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The never-ending war in Afghanistan. Andrew Bacevich comments on America’s longest war …

Our Perpetual War Political Culture

Most of our politicians think that our government must exercise “leadership” in the world in the form of military action, so they can’t imagine bringing foreign wars to an end.

Tillerson Submits to the Gutting of the State Department

Tillerson appears to have no desire to make the case for the department that he now heads.

The War on Yemen and Trump’s Iran Obsession

The obsession with Iran is leading the U.S. to continue its support for an atrocious and unnecessary war that now endangers the lives of millions of people.

The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen Is Approaching a ‘Point of No Return’

The governments that are in a position to avert disaster have been helping to bring it about.

McCain’s Obnoxious Montenegro Outburst

There are many good reasons why NATO shouldn’t let Montenegro join.

The Horrifying Starvation of Yemen Continues

The U.S. has helped bring about the ruin of an entire country whose people did nothing to us.

Trump and the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

Instead of disentangling the U.S. from this relationship, Trump is making a point of reaffirming it and sinking the U.S. even deeper into complicity with the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen.

Trump Caves to GOP Hard-liners Yet Again

It is a worrying sign that the administration will simply cave to the most hawkish members in the party over anything.

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