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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Antiwar Eastwood. Asawin Suebsaeng reports on Clint Eastwood’s antiwar views and how they relate to the reception of American Sniper.

Congress shouldn’t blow up negotiations with Iran. Daryl Kimball makes the case against new sanctions legislation.

A sanity check on Iran from London. Paul Pillar applauds David Cameron’s opposition to new Iran sanctions.

Prisoners of Oslo. George Hale describes the current state of Palestinian affairs.

Sirisena’s surprise. Taylor Dibbert considers the implications of Sri Lanka’s recent presidential election.

Surveying public opinion in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. Gerard Toal and John O’Loughlin report on their findings from late last year.

How China got its aircraft carrier. Zachary Keck describes how China obtained the Varyag (now the Liaoning) from a Ukrainian shipbuilder.

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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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