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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why Obama’s overshadowed visit to Argentina matters. Catherine Addington explains the significance of the president’s visit to Argentina last week.

Don’t forget Lahore. Gracy Olmstead reacts to the Easter bombing in Pakistan and calls for paying more attention to the victims of atrocities “in countries beyond our customary notice or concern.”

Obama’s witness for the prosecution. Kelley Vlahos reports on Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland’s record on civil liberties and executive power.

The U.S. is quietly helping Saudi Arabia wage a devastating campaign in Yemen. Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch details the Saudi-led coalition’s violations of international law and U.S. and British support for the military campaign.

Peace is far off in Yemen. Peter Salisbury assesses the likelihood of successful peace talks to halt the fighting in Yemen.

Peru’s presidential mess. Mac Margolis reports on the decision to disqualify two leading candidates and the advantage that gives Keiko Fujimori.

about the author

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, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, 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 Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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