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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Foreign policy by bumper sticker. Richard Burt and Dimitri Simes lament the prevalence of triumphalism and simplistic analysis in foreign policy debate.

Law in the time of endless war. Robert Golan-Vilella excoriates Obama for his pattern of waging illegal wars.

Corker and the nuclear agreement. Paul Pillar counters Sen. Corker’s weak case against the nuclear deal.

The backfiring of Israeli strategy on Iran. Paul Pillar remarks on the contrast between the Israel government’s hyping of the threat from Iran’s nuclear program and its vehement opposition to the nuclear deal.

The illegal war on ISIS. Gene Healy marks the first anniversary of the latest war that Obama launched without authorization.

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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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