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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 Foreign Policy Is Destructive, Not Passive

The problem with Trump’s foreign policy isn’t passivity.

To Stop Famine in Yemen, Lift the Saudi-Led Blockade

Nothing less than a full lifting of the blockade is sufficient to halt the enormous humanitarian crisis in the country.

The Senate Votes to Kill S.J.Res. 54

Congressional opposition seems to be growing but it wasn’t enough: U.S. military support for Saudi war on Yemen will continue illegally.

The Saudi-Led Blockade Is Still Starving Yemen

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.

Trump’s Saudi Infatuation and the War on Yemen

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.

The Nuclear Deal Isn’t Broken, So There Is Nothing to ‘Fix’

Iran hawks are working overtime to make sure that no one can trust the U.S. to honor our commitments.

The Iraq War Was a Crime, So Why Don’t We Treat It As One?

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’s Pathetic Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

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.

A ‘Stomach-Churning’ Recipe for Endless War

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.

The Senate Must Refuse to Confirm Haspel

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.

60 Minutes’ Embarrassing Interview with Mohammed bin Salman

There is no news value in giving a foreign leader a major news program to use as his megaphone to spread misinformation and lies.

Congress Should Ignore Trump and Vote for S.J.Res. 54

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.

Pompeo’s All-or-Nothing View of Diplomacy

What Pompeo calls surrender is what sane people call compromise.

Corker: Trump Will Renege on the Nuclear Deal

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.

The Indiscriminate Bombing of Yemen and the Failure of Western Media

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.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Mohammed bin Salman: bold reformer or reckless autocrat? William Hartung criticizes the …

Mattis’ Weak Case for Supporting the War on Yemen

Every reason Mattis gives for continuing U.S. support for the war is actually a reason to end it.

Ignore the Iran Hawks and Keep the Nuclear Deal

There is no chance of winning any concessions from North Korea if the U.S. breaks its word with Iran.

Beware the Coming of Bolton

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.

End the U.S. Enabling of Saudi War Crimes in Yemen

The U.S. is blindly enabling indiscriminate coalition bombing without making any effort to understand the effects of our support.

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