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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.

Another Pointless Round of NATO Expansion Awaits

Macedonia has no reason to join NATO and the alliance has no need to add yet another dependent member.

There Is No Regional Support for Attacking Venezuela

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 Needs to Force an End to U.S. Involvement in the War on Yemen

Congress has to force the administration to withdraw from this war, and a war powers challenge is the best available way to do that.

The Starvation of Yemen and the Attack on Hodeidah

There will be many more preventable deaths if the coalition’s Hodeidah offensive continues.

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

“The Trump administration is defying and lying to Congress.” Oxfam responds to …

The Empty Throne and the Cult of American ‘Leadership’

Adherents of the cult don’t feel the need to justify the extraordinary, hyperactive U.S. role in the world.

Pompeo’s ‘Swagger’ and Disdain for Real Diplomacy

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.

The Bogus ‘Credibility’ Argument Five Years Later

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’s Pathetic Denial of Puerto Rico’s Massive Loss of Life

Trump is incapable of acknowledging and taking responsibility for the government’s failures that took place under him.

Trump’s Unconditional Support for Saudi Coalition War Crimes

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.

Congress Must Act to End U.S. Support for the Saudis in Yemen

The idea that the coalition is making any effort to minimize harm to Yemeni civilians is risible.

The Trump Administration Is Lying to Congress About Yemen

Will lawmakers hold the liars accountable?

Congress’ Deadline for Yemen Certification Has Arrived

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.

No U.S. Interests Are Served by Trump’s Endless, Illegal War in Syria

The Trump administration is risking war with as many as three foreign governments.

A Third Attack on Syria Would Be Just as Illegal as the Last Two

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.

‘World Order’ and the Myth of ‘Retreat’

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.

Venezuela and the Bankruptcy of the Foreign Policy Establishment

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 Trump Administration’s Insulting and Cruel Policy for Palestine

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.

Trump’s Misguided Embrace of the Sisi Dictatorship

There is no excuse for the continued indulgence of the Sisi dictatorship by our government.

A Coup in Venezuela Wouldn’t Solve Anything

We should all know by now that regime change is not a solution to a country’s political woes.

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