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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Mohammed bin Salman: bold reformer or reckless autocrat? William Hartung criticizes the Saudi crown prince’s record ahead of his visit to the U.S. and calls on the Senate to pass S.J.Res. 54.

Yemen and the Defense Department’s articles of faith. Eric Eikenberry objects to the Pentagon’s attempts to deny responsibility for aiding the Saudi-led coalition while demanding that senators continue supporting it on blind faith.

Trump’s radical American imperialism. Thomas Meaney and Stephen Wertheim make the case that Trump’s mainstream foreign policy critics overstate his abnormality and exaggerate his departures from U.S. foreign policy in the past.

Is Trump an anomaly or the new normal? Steven Metz considers the effect that Trump’s presidency could have on U.S. foreign policy.

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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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