Blogs: Paul Pillar

Remember Those Protests in Iran?

Paul Pillar

The news cycle and the American public’s attention deficit disorder, especially when amplified and distorted by presidential tweetstorms and other outbursts, work against holding to account those guilty of policy analysis malpractice.  But we should try to apply accountability whenever the opportunity arises.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Killing the Iran Nuclear Agreement with a Thousand Cuts

Paul Pillar

The news cycle and the American public’s attention deficit disorder, especially when amplified and distorted by presidential tweetstorms and other outbursts, work against holding to account those guilty of policy analysis malpractice.  But we should try to apply accountability whenever the opportunity arises.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Ceding Diplomatic Leadership to Russia

Paul Pillar

The news cycle and the American public’s attention deficit disorder, especially when amplified and distorted by presidential tweetstorms and other outbursts, work against holding to account those guilty of policy analysis malpractice.  But we should try to apply accountability whenever the opportunity arises.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Postures and Gestures Rather than Results

Paul Pillar

The news cycle and the American public’s attention deficit disorder, especially when amplified and distorted by presidential tweetstorms and other outbursts, work against holding to account those guilty of policy analysis malpractice.  But we should try to apply accountability whenever the opportunity arises.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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Epistemology, Rhetoric, and the Iranian Protests

Paul Pillar

The news cycle and the American public’s attention deficit disorder, especially when amplified and distorted by presidential tweetstorms and other outbursts, work against holding to account those guilty of policy analysis malpractice.  But we should try to apply accountability whenever the opportunity arises.

Image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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