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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.
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.
The never-ending war in Afghanistan. Andrew Bacevich comments on America’s longest war …
Most of our politicians think that our government must exercise “leadership” in the world in the form of military action, so they can’t imagine bringing foreign wars to an end.
Tillerson appears to have no desire to make the case for the department that he now heads.
The obsession with Iran is leading the U.S. to continue its support for an atrocious and unnecessary war that now endangers the lives of millions of people.
The governments that are in a position to avert disaster have been helping to bring it about.
There are many good reasons why NATO shouldn’t let Montenegro join.
The U.S. has helped bring about the ruin of an entire country whose people did nothing to us.
Instead of disentangling the U.S. from this relationship, Trump is making a point of reaffirming it and sinking the U.S. even deeper into complicity with the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes in Yemen.
It is a worrying sign that the administration will simply cave to the most hawkish members in the party over anything.← Older posts
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