The Return of the State
Five years ago, the Arab state was the problem. Now it is seen as the solution.
From Awakening to War
Without quick mediation, the politicization of religion could lead to conflict.
The Israel lobby controversy shows how some substitute character assasination for serious debate. American national interests suffer.
The Osirak Fallacy
If a strike on Osirak failed to turn back the clock on Saddam's nuclear program, why would one work for Iran?
Contemplating the Ifs
There's no Hollywood solution to dealing with Iran--just a bunch of bad options.
A Profile in Defiance
Ahmadinejad came of age in the aftermath of the Iran-Iraq War. He sees little benevolence in the West’s interventions and conflict is inevitable.
A Fragile Consensus
Unlike the Iraq War, the Iranian nuclear crisis will not convulse transatlantic relations--for the time being.