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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Faith in diplomacy. Gracy Olmstead reviews the career and foreign policy views of Faith Whittlesey, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland during the Reagan administration.

A win-win deal. Noah Millman comments on the merits of the nuclear deal with Iran.

The Iran agreement and the meaning of risk. Paul Pillar considers how much the U.S. is actually risking with the deal.

Starvation as a product of war. Nicholas Kristof reports on the looming famine being caused in South Sudan by the ongoing civil war there.

Kyrgyzstan’s rejection of the cooperation treaty with the U.S. Catherine Putz reports on the Kyrgyz government’s denuciation of a treaty of cooperation with the U.S. and the local reaction to the government’s decision.

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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