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

A rare look at Yemen’s war, where children starve and hospitals are …

Trump’s Parallel Reality

Trump’s description of his parallel reality unwittingly calls to mind his most reckless and destructive actions, and it shows how oblivious he is to their consequences.

Pompeo’s Nuclear Deal Hypocrisy

Pompeo denounced the very good nuclear deal with Iran as a surrender by the U.S. Now he is claiming that the U.S. can trust North Korean intentions just because Kim told him something.

Trump’s North Korea Fabulism

When the president is congratulating himself for achieving things that haven’t happened and probably won’t, that should tell us that there is a lot less to the policy he is touting than meets the eye.

Bolton Keeps Trying to Sabotage North Korea Diplomacy

Bolton rejects lengthy talks because he has no interest in a diplomatic solution.

The UAE Runs Torture Prisons in ‘Liberated’ Yemen

The UAE is likely creating many more terrorists with its brutal treatment of Yemeni detainees.

‘Relief Plan’ Issued By Saudi Arabia is a Gimmick

They are the main cause of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis right now.

Withdrawing from the Human Rights Council Is a Mistake

Withdrawing from the council can only benefit the worst governments in the world.

The JCPOA and the Singapore Statement

The president’s rejection of the nuclear deal with Iran and his embrace of the “deal” in Singapore seem wildly contradictory, but both stem from contempt for expertise and total ignorance of the relevant issues.

The Destabilizing and Reckless Mohammed bin Salman

The crown prince has made many enemies with his hasty and reckless behavior, and those enemies can only be encouraged when they see that he doesn’t seem to know what he’s doing.

The U.S. Doesn’t Need a ‘Space Force’

Nothing could be more wasteful and redundant than creating a new branch of the military for space.

Red Cross: Israeli Shootings of Protesters Have Created ‘Unprecedented’ Crisis

These are flagrant violations of international law in the service of an inhumane and cruel policy of collective punishment that also deserves to be condemned.

There Is No Denuclearization ‘Deal’ with North Korea

Trump is claiming to have “solved” the problem and eliminated whatever threat supposedly existed before now, and yet absolutely nothing has changed in reality.

Hodeidah and the Saudi Coalition’s Deliberate Starvation of Yemen

The Saudi coalition is in the process of committing what is likely to be one the largest crimes against humanity in decades, and it is doing so with U.S. approval and assistance.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

What happens if mass starvation takes hold in Yemen? Alex de Waal …

The Saudi War on the People of Yemen

The people of Yemen are made to endure indiscriminate bombing, displacement, epidemics, and starvation because of the paranoia and ambitions of despotic Gulf rulers.

The U.S. Is Enabling a Catastrophe in Yemen

Attacking Hodeidah will make an already cruel and atrocious war that much worse, and it is happening with the Trump administration’s acceptance and assistance.

The Assault on Hodeidah Will Cause Mass Starvation in Yemen

By attacking the port and cutting off the vast majority of the population from their main source of food, fuel, and medicine, the coalition is all but announcing that it intends to starve the population.

The U.S.-Backed Assault on Yemeni Port Has Started

Hundreds of thousands and possibly millions of Yemenis may die in the coming weeks and months.

Pompeo’s Insulting North Korea Spin

The administration is trying to spin their unsuccessful effort as a triumph in a deliberate effort to mislead the public about what they have done.

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