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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.
Macedonia has no reason to join NATO and the alliance has no need to add yet another dependent member.
Unsurprisingly, most of the people who are enduring the disaster in Venezuela want no part of the violent “solutions” that outsiders want to force upon them.
Congress has to force the administration to withdraw from this war, and a war powers challenge is the best available way to do that.
There will be many more preventable deaths if the coalition’s Hodeidah offensive continues.
“The Trump administration is defying and lying to Congress.” Oxfam responds to …
Adherents of the cult don’t feel the need to justify the extraordinary, hyperactive U.S. role in the world.
It is no accident that a Secretary of State with no diplomatic experience and little foreign policy experience to speak of would be interested in promoting an attitude most closely associated with arrogant blowhards.
It is perhaps fitting that belief in the “credibility” argument is itself essentially an article of faith for a certain kind of foreign policy analyst.
Trump is incapable of acknowledging and taking responsibility for the government’s failures that took place under him.
Trump and his officials have demonstrated beyond any doubt that their priority is in giving the Saudis and Emiratis virtually everything they want while asking for nothing in return.
The idea that the coalition is making any effort to minimize harm to Yemeni civilians is risible.
Will lawmakers hold the liars accountable?
The Trump administration will do whatever it can to evade the restrictions that Congress is trying to place on U.S. support for the war on Yemen. Members of Congress need to be prepared to fight back when that happens.
The Trump administration is risking war with as many as three foreign governments.
The Trump administration would be wrong to launch more airstrikes on the Syrian government, and it has absolutely no authority to do so under the Constitution.
The interventionists like Kagan that celebrate the “world order” most enthusiastically have made a habit of undermining and violating it more than most, and the “retreat” that they keep warning us about never seems to happen.
Many members of our foreign policy establishment speak reverently about the “rules-based international order” in one breath and then in the next call for tossing the rules in the gutter because it is expedient to do so.
The policy won’t succeed, but the more important point is that it is a despicable and cruel policy that will cause further hardship for no good reason.
There is no excuse for the continued indulgence of the Sisi dictatorship by our government.
We should all know by now that regime change is not a solution to a country’s political woes.← Older posts Newer posts →
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