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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

No time for Kurdish independence. Adile Shamoo details the obstacles to an independent Kurdistan.

Congress, Afghanistan is your Vietnam. Andrew Bacevich chides Congress for its failure to stop the failed war in Afghanistan.

Saudi Arabia is trying to remake the Middle East in its image. Michael Horton reviews the history of destructive Saudi influence and reckless Saudi adventurism.

The game is over and North Korea has won. Jeffrey Lewis explains why “the window for denuclearizing North Korea, by diplomacy or by force, has closed.”

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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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