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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Hitting Iran where it won’t hurt. Kate Kizer explains that escalating involvement in the war on Yemen won’t do any harm to Iran because the Houthis are not its proxies.

Debunking America’s “good” occupation. Andrew Bacevich reviews Susan Carruthers’ The Good Occupation.

The revised travel ban: still harmful and unnecessary. Barbara Slavin identifies the many flaws of the new travel ban.

Trump wants a good deal from the Gulf states, but he isn’t going to get it. Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky pour cold water on Trump’s hopes for help from the Gulf states.

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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