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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Debunking the bad arguments against the nuclear deal. Nicholas Miller refutes five common criticisms of the JCPOA.

Who is steering the House of Saud? Simon Henderson reviews the blunders of the new leadership in Riyadh.

The right and wrong lessons from the Iraq war. Paul Pillar responds to criticism of Obama’s American University speech on the nuclear deal.

The UAE raises the stakes in Yemen, but to what end? Peter Salisbury comments on the UAE’s use of ground forces in the war on Yemen.

What happens if Corbyn doesn’t win? Isabel Hardman speculates on the effect a Corbyn loss would have on Labour.

What will Iran do with the funds from sanctions relief? Nader Habibi argues that the amount Iran will have to support its proxies is not very great.

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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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