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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

A foreign policy report card. The 2016 presidential candidates are graded on their foreign policy records and views by TAC‘s editors.

America’s annual exercise in fear-mongering. Michael Cohen objects to the ritual threat inflation in the Worldwide Threat Assessment.

Why David Cameron went neocon. Freddy Gray criticizes Cameron’s penchant for ill-conceived military interventions.

What the presidential candidates get wrong about the Middle East. Kim Ghattas reviews the statements from candidates in both parties and finds that they get little or nothing right.

Nepal’s balancing act. Fahad Shah reports on the competition for influence in Nepal between China and India.

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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