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.

Trump’s Irresponsible North Korea Rhetoric

Trump’s rhetoric suggests that he could be contemplating launching an illegal preventive war.

Trump’s Belligerent UN Speech

It was alarming to hear Trump speak in such stark, fanatical terms about international affairs.

A ‘Dark Time’ in Saudi Arabia

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 Failed War on Yemen Must End

The war on Yemen has utterly failed on its own terms.

Yemen’s Appalling Cholera Epidemic Keeps Getting Worse

If the number of new cases keeps growing like this, there could easily be over a million by the start of 2018.

The Dangers of the Kurdish Referendum

All of this is just the start of the overwhelmingly hostile response from Iraqi Kurdistan’s neighbors.

Discerning the ‘Spirit’ of the Nuclear Deal

The officials falsely claiming that Iran is violating the deal’s “spirit” are doing so in a transparent attempt to undermine the deal.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Murder of journalists reflects global assault on free speech. Noah Millman comments …

Kelly’s Bizarre View of Mexico

The idea that Mexico is on the “verge of collapse” or comparable to Venezuela under Chavez is nonsense.

The Poisonous Fruits of Threat Inflation

Support for war with North Korea has risen in the last decade and a half.

MBS’ Crackdown and the Noxious U.S.-Saudi Relationship

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’s Weakness Revisited

Trump will get rolled in any negotiation he enters into because all that interests him is the appearance of successful deal-making.

A Blockade of North Korea Would Be Folly

Imposing a naval blockade would add an enormous, costly burden that the U.S. doesn’t need.

Opposed to Endless War? You Might Be an ‘Isolationist’

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.

Senate Rejects Paul’s AUMF Amendment

The result of the Senate vote was disappointing, but Sen. Paul deserves credit for making the vote happen in the first place.

Red Cross: Yemen Cholera Epidemic Could Reach 850,000 by Year’s End

The millions of malnourished Yemenis starved by the coalition blockade are especially vulnerable to disease.

The War on Yemen and the Saudi War Crimes

The Saudis don’t want an international inquiry that has at least some chance of being impartial and independent.

Rand Paul’s Lonely AUMF Battle

Sen. Paul is doing the country an important service by shining a light on Congress’ craven enabling of endless war.

Iran Hawks and the Fantasy of a ‘Better’ Deal

Sabotaging the deal and sowing discord are the real goals of Iran hawks.

The Trump Administration’s Iran Obsession

A plan that ties the U.S. more closely to our reckless client states is a deeply flawed and irresponsible one.

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