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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the five stages of intervention. Trevor Thrall explains how the U.S. keeps following the same pattern in its failed military interventions.

What’s really wrong with the U.S.-Saudi relationship. Marc Lynch comments on the deeper causes of the rift between Washington and Riyadh.

What have the Saudis done for us lately? Paul Pillar wonders what the U.S. is getting from its relationship with the Saudis.

10 things to know about Yemen’s war. Scott Paul of Oxfam reviews the enormous damage done by the war on Yemen.

Mongolia steps up for snow leopards. Susan Bird explains the significance of the Mongolian parliament’s decision to create a new protected area for snow leopards.

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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