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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The calamity in Yemen. Peter Oborne and Nawal al-Maghafi report on the dire conditions created by 17 months of war.

Yemen on the brink of famine. Afrah Nasser warns that famine in Yemen is all but inevitable unless something is done to stop it.

The problem with primacy. Christopher Preble and William Ruger make the case against a grand strategy of primacy.

No court historians, please. Gene Healy doesn’t think much of the so-called “Council of Historical Advisers” proposed by Niall Ferguson and Graham Allison.

Pallas’ cats in Mongolia. Matthias Fiechter explains why the first recorded sighting of a rare cat in Mongolia is good news for conservation.

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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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