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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The presidential campaign is ISIS’ latest victim. Michael Cohen shows how constant fear-mongering and threat inflation regarding terrorism has warped the perceptions of voters.

America should stop reassuring Saudi Arabia. Doug Bandow explains why continued U.S. enabling of the Saudis is misguided.

The forgotten benefits of offshore balancing. Paul Pillar reminds us of a time when the U.S. tried to avoid committing itself to wars i the Near East.

The case against more military advisors. Daniel Davis makes the case against further attempts to train the Iraqi army.

Is Bernie Sanders really naive about Iran? Peter Beinart counters the Clinton campaign’s criticism of Sanders’ support for improved relations with Iran.

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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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