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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

America’s diplomatic crisis. Chas Freeman details the failings of U.S. diplomacy.

America fights ISIS with insanity. Andrew Bacevich dissects the “theology of national security” in U.S. foreign policy debates.

Why arming Ukraine is a bad idea. Paul Saunders restates the case against U.S. military aid for Ukraine.

The 21 senators opposed to the anti-torture amendment. Conor Friedersdorf lists and criticizes the senators that voted against an amendment designed to prevent the use of torture on detainees.

The State Department official for Europe that European diplomats hate. John Hudson profiles Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.

A record year in misery. Elias Groll reports on the nearly sixty million people forcibly displaced by conflict, disease, and political repression around the world.

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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