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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A new history of Arabia, written in stone. Elias Muhanna describes the research of Ahmad Al-Jallad into early pre-Islamic Arabic inscriptions.

Trump has put more tariffs on allies than on China. Heather Long analyzes the decision to raise steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, Mexico, and the EU.

The Pompeo plan for Iran is doomed to fail. Paul Pillar comments on Pompeo’s Iran speech and the twelve demands contained in it.

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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