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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Why does the U.S. support war crimes in Yemen? Paul Pillar objects to U.S. support for the war on Yemen and concludes that the policy doesn’t “accord with a realist perspective of where U.S. interests in the area do and do not lie.”

Can Europe defend itself and Iran from U.S. sanctions? Esfandyar Batmanghelidj considers how European governments could create new mechanisms that allow them to keep the nuclear deal with Iran alive.

Trump’s endgame in Palestine. Mitchell Plitnick explains how Trump is trying to “pound the Palestinians into submission.”

Persian regime-change follies. John Limbert recalls the Roman disaster at Carrhae and Julian’s calamitous failure against the Sasanians.

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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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