Security First Forum: Plan B for Iran

Is now the time to abandon hopes of regime change and negotiate with Tehran on issues like its nuclear program and a possible security guarantee? Amitai Etzioni fires the opening salvo in a new debate on Iran policy.

The Long Road to Damascus

As the November 26 Middle East conference draws near, some are suggesting that a deal with Syria will lead to significant progress in the region. But Damascus may not be willing or able to help.

The Taming of the Hawks

Is war with Iran in America’s best interests? On Thursday, four panelists at an event sponsored by the Nixon Center and the American Conservative Defense Alliance argued for a different stance toward Tehran.

Losing Pakistan

According to Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is beginning to lose the support of a previously-loyal institution: the army. Will the rest of the country follow?

Torture is Not a Republican Value

Contrary to what many have said, supporting torture is not part of being a conservative. If continued, White House policies that tolerate it will undermine U.S. credibility, produce bad intelligence and put American soldiers at risk.

The Three 'Nos' Knows

In the previous issue of The National Interest, John Mueller argued that the threats from nuclear proliferation, nuclear terrorism and nuclear war are exagger

Graham Allison