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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

We are already at war in Syria. Philip Giraldi describes and criticizes the deepening U.S. involvement in Syria and elsewhere in the region since Trump took office.

Tillerson and Mattis cleaning up Kushner’s Middle East mess. Mark Perry reports on the internal disagreements in the Trump administration over the Qatar crisis.

Saudi Arabia scores an own goal on Qatar and Iran. Barbara Slavin explains how the punitive campaign against Qatar redounds to Iran’s benefit.

Addressing Trump’s errant foreign policy. William Lind advises realists and non-interventionists on what they should do next.

The danger of Yemen’s secret prisons. Cori Crider explains the background to and significance of the latest reports of U.S. involvement with UAE torture at black sites in Yemen.

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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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