Studies show that threatening other states with nuclear weapons doesn't work well.
The civil war has left the Kurds with increasing power over the oil in their territory, complicating the conflict.
Robert Kagan was right to sniff an un-realist element in Rand Paul's big speech.
Will penalties imposed on Iran result in the same kind of unintended consequences seen in Iraq?
The lessons of 1956 became much less relevant after 1967.
Israel's attack in Syria shouldn't kick off a regional war, but it might help the embattled dictator.
Both sides are using the same failed approach again and again.
Threatening Tehran doesn't make war less likely.
Unless Washington accepts a process of reciprocal concessions with Iran and puts sanctions relief on the table, war will only become more likely.
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