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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Saudi Arabia’s assault on Yemen will cause mass starvation. Peter Salisbury reviews the effects of the Saudi-led war on Yemen and explains why a planned attack on the port of Hodeidah will be a disaster for the country.

Trump goes soft on the Saudis. Michael Crowley reports on Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia.

The incompetence doctrine. Hal Brands identifies the common theme of Trump’s foreign policy.

Who will win in France? Yasmeen Serhan reports on disaffected leftist voters in France and how much their abstention in the second round could affect the final result.

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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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