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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

U.S. support for the Saudi-led war on Yemen makes us all less secure. Bonnie Kristian comments on the growing power of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula as a result of the coalition’s campaign in Yemen.

How the war in Yemen is turning into a disaster for the U.S. Ishaan Tharoor sums up the findings of recent reports on civilian casualties caused by weapons sold by the U.S. and the rise of AQAP’s mini-state.

The U.S. has no Gulf allies. Bilal Saab criticizes our government’s habit of wrongly referring to Gulf client states as allies.

The military should follow the White House’s lead on the South China Sea. Michael Cohen objects to attempts by some naval officers to undermine U.S. policy towards China and the South China Sea.

Iran’s intellectuals, going underground. Ali Gharib reviews Laura Secor’s Children of Paradise.

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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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