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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The most difficult countries to visit. Albert Podell describes the places that were hardest to get into during his attempt to visit every country in the world.

The Emirati who took over D.C. Ryan Grim and Akbar Shahid Ahmed profile Yousef al-Otaiba, the UAE’s ambassador to the U.S. and advocate for aggressive policies in the region.

Between Iraq and a hawk base. Robert Draper reviews the state of Republican foreign policy.

Republicans’ misguided China-bashing. Paula Dwyer takes several Republican presidential candidates to task for their demagoguery on China.

Here we go again in Iraq. Simon Jenkins criticizes the renewed impulse to meddle in the Near East’s conflicts.

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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