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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Trump goes rogue on Iran. Nick Wadhams reports on administration officials’ basic ignorance about what the nuclear deal with Iran is supposed to do.

The muddled travel ban. Paul Pillar criticizes the latest version of the administration’s travel ban.

Not everyone in Kurdistan is cheering the independence referendum. Campbell MacDiarmid reports on opposition to the referendum among the Arabs and Turkmen of Kirkuk and the danger of violence occurring there.

Iran and the Kurds: what the referendum means for Tehran. Ariane Tabatabai explains why Iran is so opposed to the Kurdish independence referendum.

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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