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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.
How the U.S. is making the war in Yemen worse. Nicolas Niarchos …
There is no justification for what the Saudi-led coalition has been doing to Yemen with our government’s backing.
Every president presides over a very activist and hawkish foreign policy, but for many hard-liners and interventionists of different stripes it is never enough.
A continued U.S. presence in Syria is both illegal and unwarranted.
Conjuring up the specter of Iran as a possible regional hegemon is worse than threat inflation. It is threat invention.
Trump dresses up an indefensible policy as something very different from what it is and hopes that no one is paying close enough attention to notice the deception.
Trump wants to trash U.S. international commitments and break faith with some of our most important allies on a major issue, but he doesn’t want to be blamed for the costs that will impose on the U.S.
Backing one set of rivals to the hilt against their enemies guarantees that the U.S. will continue to be mired in endless conflicts that have nothing to do with American security.
Trump’s “support” for the people of Iran is shown to be empty by all of his administration’s other actions and statements.
My apologies to my readers for being away for the last week. …
Here’s a hint: It’s pretty abysmal.
There is no more obvious non-starter than demanding that the other side surrender before negotiations even begin.
“Moral clarity” is the phrase that is used whenever someone in Washington wants to denounce adversaries for actions that he ignores or excuses when they are committed by governments on “our” side.
The quickest and best way for our government to reduce the number of Yemeni civilians killed by the coalition is to withhold all U.S. military assistance from the coalition.
It isn’t possible to show unremitting hostility to Iran at every turn without inflicting harm on the people of Iran, and Trump’s policies prove that.
It would be far wiser and better for the U.S. and the Iranian people if our government allowed events in Iran to unfold without comment from Washington.
Italian bombs, Yemeni deaths: tracking the global arms trade. Malachy Browne, Barbara …
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Tillerson’s “door to dialogue” doesn’t offer North Korea anything if the condition for dialogue requires North Korea to concede everything in advance.
Each time that Iran hawks concoct a half-baked plan to hurt Iran and weaken its position in the region, it reliably backfires and increases Iranian influence.← Older posts
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