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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 problem with Trump’s foreign policy isn’t passivity.
Nothing less than a full lifting of the blockade is sufficient to halt the enormous humanitarian crisis in the country.
Congressional opposition seems to be growing but it wasn’t enough: U.S. military support for Saudi war on Yemen will continue illegally.
It threatens the lives of millions upon millions of innocent civilians, and yet it is probably one of the least covered aspects of the conflict over the last three years.
A president as enamored of Saudi despots as Trump is won’t end U.S. support for the war on Yemen on his own. Congress will have to force him to end it.
Iran hawks are working overtime to make sure that no one can trust the U.S. to honor our commitments.
If preventive war against Iraq had been more thoroughly discredited years ago, perhaps there might not be as much support for preventive wars against Iran and North Korea today.
The WSJ editorial never once mentions that Yemen suffers from the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in large part because of the Saudi-led war and blockade.
Cook would have the U.S. engage in multiple unnecessary wars for the sake of keeping bad clients happy and out of Moscow’s orbit, but the clients simply aren’t worth that much to the U.S.
Torture was and is a heinous crime, and any person involved in committing such a crime should have no place in our government, much less running a government agency.
There is no news value in giving a foreign leader a major news program to use as his megaphone to spread misinformation and lies.
If good relations with Riyadh require that the U.S. aids and abets their war crimes and crimes against humanity, that is proof that the relationship is not worth preserving in its present state.
What Pompeo calls surrender is what sane people call compromise.
Throwing away the nuclear deal is a colossal blunder and will stand out as one of the most pointlessly destructive foreign policy decisions of this administration.
Coverage of the war on Yemen is rare enough that it magnifies the importance of mistakes and omissions in the few articles that do reach Western audiences.
Mohammed bin Salman: bold reformer or reckless autocrat? William Hartung criticizes the …
Every reason Mattis gives for continuing U.S. support for the war is actually a reason to end it.
There is no chance of winning any concessions from North Korea if the U.S. breaks its word with Iran.
Bolton’s name has been floated for top jobs in the administration before, but I get the sinking feeling that this time it might really happen.
The U.S. is blindly enabling indiscriminate coalition bombing without making any effort to understand the effects of our support.← Older posts
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