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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

McCain’s tired dogma. Andrew Bacevich responds to John McCain’s Liberty Medal speech.

Yemen’s humanitarian nightmare. Asher Orkaby reviews the origins of the war on Yemen and details the cause and extent of the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.

McMaster and Pompeo are given a heroes’ welcome at hawkish think tank. Curt Mills reports on the enthusiastic reception of hard-line comments from the National Security Advisor and CIA Director.

Internal rivalries crippled the Iraqi Kurds. Hannes Cerny describes how rivalries between different Kurdish parties and leaders led to the backlash against the referendum and the fall of Kirkuk.

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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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