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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Can realists escape Trump? Benjamin Friedman warns that Trump’s candidacy could end up hurting realism.

Retire the foreign policy elites. Christopher Preble makes the case for pursuing much more modest and obtainable foreign policy goals.

The danger in removing the Saudi-led coalition from U.N.’s blacklist. Peter Salisbury comments on the decision to take the coalition off the list of child violators.

How the Saudis blackmailed the U.N. Reuters reports on the threats the Saudis and their allies made to get the Yemen war coalition removed from a blacklist of violators of children’s rights in armed conflicts around the world.

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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