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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.
It is foolish to extend a new security guarantee to a country that can’t possibly make us or the alliance more secure.
Giving the coalition even more support further encourages and rewards the worst behavior of the Saudis and their allies.
The war on Yemen and our government’s support for it have been indefensible from the start.
Increasing U.S. support would just deepen our complicity in wrecking and starving Yemen.
Passing a new resolution would effectively pardon and reward two presidents for waging an illegal war.
Allies won’t be goaded into higher military spending by being told that they owe some huge amount that the administration pulls out of the air.
If the GOP doesn’t learn how to be a governing party very soon, voters will relieve them of that burden.
It would be deranged to commit the U.S. to an even larger role in enabling this disaster.
Seeking accountability in Yemen. Fatima Bhojani reviews how the Saudis and their …
Uncritically backing our reckless clients leads to disaster for the clients and enduring shame for us.
Rasmussen treats a difficult political and military problem as if it were simply a matter of having enough “resolve.”
Seven million people are on the verge of starving to death and another ten million people are not far behind
The contrast between Trump’s actual policies and his rhetoric about what allies “owe” is stark.
Tillerson is wrong when he says that it is in our interest to bring Montenegro into NATO.
Our country doesn’t have to be here “for” something.
Montenegro doesn’t need the protection the alliance provides, and its contribution to the alliance will be minuscule.
The U.S. needs to be more discriminating in the fights it chooses to join and the “allies” it accepts in the process.
Tillerson is creating the impression that he doesn’t really know what he’s doing and isn’t seeking guidance from the career officials who would be able to help him learn.
There will be more massacres like this as long as the Saudi-led coalition is permitted to act with impunity.
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