Yousaf Butt lays waste to the magnetic-ring-sign-of-Iran-nuclear-expansion theory. On February 13 Joby Warrick reported for the Washington Post that “Iran recently sought to acquire tens of thousands of highly specialized magnets used […]
Emphasis added: the foreign policy week in slices
The U.S. military, “witch burning,” negotiations with Iran, among other affairs. Emphasis, as always, added. A “fundamental problem with COIN.” Where foreign forces go, violence follows. . . . a wave of […]
Liberal hawk poised to swoop down on Iran
A prominent disarmament and nonproliferation advocate gives his surprise endorsement to an attack on Iran.
WaPo's Dana Priest's alarmist excursion into the nuclear weapons-industrial complex
The Washington Post’s Dana Priest grossly underestimates the state of the U.S. nuclear-weapons program.
Congress attempts to legislate away containment of Iran and replace it with war
Iran could be forgiven for interpreting our coercive diplomacy as a reason, were it so inclined, to arms itself with nuclear weapons.
Just how many cyberattacks will Iran take sitting down?
Iran is suffering from cyberattacks and sanctions, even though it has halted its support for terrorist attacks — and has no nuclear-weapons program.
When nuclear weapons programs fail to ripen
The West needs to give states with weak institutions space while they sabotage their own nuclear-weapons scientists by micro-managing and strong-arming them.
Are nuclear weapons really a "big sin" to Iran's Supreme Leader?
Whether or not Ayatollah Khameini considers nuclear weapons haram shouldn’t be a determining factor in negotiations with Tehran.
Our Iran policy on the couch
It’s cause for celebration whenever subconscious motives breach the perimeter of international relations.
When diplomacy with Iran was not only legal, but painless
The Iran Threat Reduction Act’s provision for outlawing diplomacy with Iran could explode in our faces in the event of incident in the Persian Gulf.