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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why is Haley still Trump’s U.N. ambassador? Phil Giraldi warns against the dangers of Haley’s reflexive hawkishness.

What “the Thucydides Trap” gets wrong. Michael Vlahos reviews Graham Allison’s book, Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’ Trap?

Saudi Arabia is weakening itself and strengthening Iran. Ross Harrison explains why Saudi adventurism and Trump’s support for it are gifts to Iran.

The new neoconservative mantra: Iran on the verge of collapse. Jim Lobe notices a pattern in recent arguments from Iran hawks and refutes their claims.

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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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