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“Superpower?”

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In Robert Farley
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On May 31, 2010
I don’t want to interrupt Jeffrey Goldberg’s hand-wringing, but this really stood out: Israel may face, in the coming year, a threat to its existence the likes of which it has not experienced before: A theologically-motivated regional superpower with a nuclear arsenal. Really? We’re calling Iran a regional superpower now? Here’s some quick data on […]
The New York Times published another article on the Brookings write-up of an Israel-Iran wargame conducted in December. The opening stages of the game were strikingly similar to the Patterson Israel-Iran game of last month; Israel attacks without notifying the US, Iran responds in measured fashion, tension builds between Israel and the United States, and […]
Kroenig, via Yglesias: The United States’ global power-projection capability provides Washington with a significant strategic advantage: It can protect, or threaten, Iran and any other country on the planet. An Iranian nuclear weapon, however, would greatly reduce the latitude of its armed forces in the Middle East. If the United States planned a military operation […]

Israeli Missile Defenses

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On November 3, 2009

Check out this (somewhat dated) article on Israeli missile defenses. The article makes the point that Israel’s missile defenses have progressed to the point that even a concerted Iranian ballist

Iranian Ballistic Missiles

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On September 14, 2009

It’s hard to say how to take this long post on the Iranian ballistic missile program; there’s a lot of detail, but where evidence is not openly available conclusions are always questionabl

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