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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 was 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 Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Yemen’s war a “test of our humanity,” and we are badly failing …

The Trump Administration Panicked Over Nothing

The Trump administration has pursued a policy of relentless hostility towards Iran, and then they misread normal actions as a new threat.

The War on Yemen’s Children

The health and development of millions of Yemenis will permanently harmed by the effects of this war long after the fighting stops.

The Weak President and the Fanatic

The president doesn’t seem to mind letting Bolton do whatever he wants as long as it doesn’t make Trump look like he’s not in control.

Threat Inflation Is The Real Threat to America

It is our constant overreaching and threat inflation that are the real threats to the United States.

Don’t Listen to the Iran Hawks’ Misinformation

U.S. officials have not produced any evidence to support allegations that the threat from Iran and its proxies has increased.

Trump Suddenly Discovers He Is Surrounded by Warmongers

Trump is the president, but he is an exceptionally weak one who lets his appointees run amok at great risk to U.S. security.

The Iran Obsession Has Made War Much More Likely

Even if Trump doesn’t want a war, he shows no awareness of how close to the brink his destructive Iran policy has brought our two countries.

Our Allies Are Right Not to Trust the U.S. on Iran

When you see the administration paving the way for a new war, don’t be fooled when they claim that they aren’t seeking the thing they have been pursuing for months.

Pompeo’s Golan Heights Nonsense

Pompeo and Friedman’s op-ed supporting the administration’s support of flouting international law is a joke.

Debunking the Administration’s Iran Hysteria

The current administration has lied so often and so brazenly about so many things, especially as it relates to Iran, that we have to assume that they are making things up again to create a crisis

The Trump Administration’s Hare-brained ‘Plans’ for War with Iran

War with Iran would give new meaning to “going it alone.”

Yes, NATO Expansion Was a Mistake

NATO expansion has been a mistake for the U.S. because the U.S. didn’t need to add any more security commitments in Europe or anywhere else after the end of the Cold War.

Gen. McKenzie’s Pro-Saudi Talking Points

Blaming Iran for the famine and destruction in Yemen is nothing but the most shameless pro-Saudi propaganda, so I suppose it is what we would expect from an Iran hawk at a gathering of even more rabid Iran hawks.

Bolton’s War Drums and the Credulous Media

It is imperative that Congress and the media not permit Trump and his advisers to turn the Strait of Hormuz into the next Gulf of Tonkin.

Arms Sales and Reckless Clients

If the client relationship can’t be salvaged and no longer benefits the U.S., that is when it should be downgraded and U.S. support should be permanently curtailed.

How ‘Maximum Pressure’ Poisons Diplomacy

Other sanctioned governments can see that Iran gained nothing from complying with previous demands, and they can reasonably conclude that they won’t benefit from cooperating with the U.S.

‘Maximum Pressure’ Provokes Unyielding Resistance

Our bankrupt Iran policy works to wreck Iranians’ present while also helping to steal their future.

Trump’s Subservience to Despotic Clients

All that it takes to get Trump to rewrite U.S. policy according to their preferences is to ask him to do their bidding and he readily agrees.

Foreign Policy Myths and the 2020 Election

It is too bad that so many analysts and pundits are wasting time complaining about the candidates’ imaginary neglect of the issues when it seems that they are the ones neglecting what the candidates are saying and doing.

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