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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.
Trump’s rhetoric suggests that he could be contemplating launching an illegal preventive war.
It was alarming to hear Trump speak in such stark, fanatical terms about international affairs.
Saudi Arabia has long been a repressive and authoritarian state, but the latest crackdown suggests that it is becoming even worse under the leadership of the reckless crown prince.
The war on Yemen has utterly failed on its own terms.
If the number of new cases keeps growing like this, there could easily be over a million by the start of 2018.
All of this is just the start of the overwhelmingly hostile response from Iraqi Kurdistan’s neighbors.
The officials falsely claiming that Iran is violating the deal’s “spirit” are doing so in a transparent attempt to undermine the deal.
Murder of journalists reflects global assault on free speech. Noah Millman comments …
The idea that Mexico is on the “verge of collapse” or comparable to Venezuela under Chavez is nonsense.
Support for war with North Korea has risen in the last decade and a half.
The latest Saudi crackdown reminds us that the U.S. has yoked itself to one of the most authoritarian regimes in the world for dubious reasons.
Trump will get rolled in any negotiation he enters into because all that interests him is the appearance of successful deal-making.
Imposing a naval blockade would add an enormous, costly burden that the U.S. doesn’t need.
Invoking “isolationism” in the context of a debate about war authorizations is even worse than the usual error of applying the label to people that reject it.
The result of the Senate vote was disappointing, but Sen. Paul deserves credit for making the vote happen in the first place.
The millions of malnourished Yemenis starved by the coalition blockade are especially vulnerable to disease.
The Saudis don’t want an international inquiry that has at least some chance of being impartial and independent.
Sen. Paul is doing the country an important service by shining a light on Congress’ craven enabling of endless war.
Sabotaging the deal and sowing discord are the real goals of Iran hawks.
A plan that ties the U.S. more closely to our reckless client states is a deeply flawed and irresponsible one.← Older posts
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