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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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Congressional realists could “caucus in a phone booth.” Finlay Lewis profiles eight …

U.N.: ‘Untold Thousands’ Will Die in Yemen Because of Blockade

The civilian population of Yemen is made to suffer all these things because of a war that the coalition can’t win.

Who Would Support an Indefensible War?

The Saudi-led war on Yemen has been a textbook example of how foreign military intervention intensifies and prolongs a conflict and makes everyone worse off.

Saudi Propaganda and the Starvation of Yemen

According to a U.N. panel, there is no evidence to support the coalition’s missile claim.

China and Trump’s Unrealistic North Korea Policy

Trump either badly misunderstood the Chinese position and went public with that misunderstanding, or he misrepresented it to make it seem as if his unctuous behavior towards Xi had paid off.

U.S. Support for the Disgraceful War on Yemen Must End

Changing U.S. policy in Yemen and ending our support for the war are more critical than ever.

Trump and the Prospects for Restraint

Trump is helping to bring discredit on conventional U.S. foreign policy through his embrace of most of it.

The Saudis Are a Regional Menace

It is long past time that the U.S. downgraded its noxious relationship with Riyadh.

Yemen Is Being Strangled to Death

The Saudis and their allies are deliberately trying to strangle the civilian population by depriving them of essential food and medicine.

Trump’s Unsuccessful Asia Trip

Trump’s Asia trip was unsuccessful and marred by some significant mistakes.

The Delusions of Iraq War Hawks

Many hawkish supporters of the Iraq war still won’t accept that the war was a massive blunder and terrible crime.

Indulging Reckless Clients Is a Bipartisan Tradition

It is hard to think of examples where the U.S. has not given allies and clients a free pass for their destabilizing behavior.

The IAEA Confirms Iran’s Nuclear Deal Compliance Once Again

For the ninth time in a row, the deal’s opponents have been proved completely wrong.

Yemen’s Humanitarian Catastrophe Is Getting Worse

The cumulative effects of two and a half years of senseless war are inflicting profound suffering on millions of innocent people.

The Ineptitude of Iran Hawks

Iran hawks in Riyadh blunder into helping their regional rival despite their worst intentions.

The Starvation of Yemen Hasn’t Stopped

Hodeidah is the country’s main port and the lifeline for most of the population, so keeping it closed will have terrible consequences for millions of people.

The Saudis’ Bungling in Lebanon

MBS’ bungling in Lebanon is just the latest reminder that the U.S. should be disentangling itself from the Saudis as quickly as possible.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Will the backlash against MBS’ purge begin in the military? Michael Horton …

Imposing a Missile ‘No-Fly Zone’ in North Korea Is Deranged

Attacking North Korea over missile or nuclear weapons tests would be an unlawful act of aggression.

Famine Caused by the Saudi Blockade Threatens to Kill Millions

Confronted with the potential mass starvation of millions of people by its clients in a war that it is supporting, the U.S. is doing nothing to stop it.

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