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Thoughts on the recent USN rescue of Iranian fishermen: To be sure, this version of the rescue represents public relations spin, but soft power often amounts to framing narrative for the purposes of public relations. The Iranians’ claim that Iran frees pirate hostages all the time without the same degree of fanfarerepresents an implicit acknowledgement of […]

Iranian Nukes Re-Visited

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On November 16, 2011
Today we’re revisiting the Iran: No Big Deal argument.  First up, my column at WPR makes the case for thinking about Iran in terms of the behavior of other nuclear powers: The problem with nukes is that there are strong material and normative pressures against their use, not least because states that use nukes risk […]
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