The Skeptics

Iran, Restraint and Grand Strategy

As a realist, an advocate of American restraint and a general ideological cuss, I think attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities is a bad idea. But the best argument for restraint rests on different grounds than have been recently offered. The problem with an American attack is not that it would be an unnecessary and costly failure, from a military perspective.

Getting Tough with Iran

One would think that America’s volatile and still inconclusive intrusions into Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen and, most recently, Libya would give American pundits and policy makers pause when discussing Iran. No such luck.