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Once More with Feeling…

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On August 18, 2009

Bernard Finel handles the latest attack-Iran nonsense capably, but I’d like to supplement three points: Fabius Maximus refers to General Wald’s post as part of a “years long project

Amen

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On August 10, 2009

John Boonstra, responding to Paul Johnson: What we don’t know is if a successful Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities would discredit the regime to the point that it would be forced

The World Cannot Allow a Nuclear China…

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On July 8, 2009
Speaking of Chiang Kai Shek, I have a short article up at Foreign Policy comparing the Chinese and (purported) Iranian nuclear weapon programs: Even the Soviet bloc worried that the Chinese were crazy. The causes and course of the Sino-Soviet split are complex, but nuclear weapons were near the heart of the dispute. Chinese brinksmanship […]

A Green Light?

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On July 6, 2009

I guess that I don’t read Biden’s comment in the same way that Marc Lynch: BIDEN: Look, Israel can determine for itself — it’s a sovereign nation — what’s in their

Intelligence Gathering Opportunity?

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On June 25, 2009
I had the same thought as Jason Zengerle; inviting Iranian diplomats to the July 4 embassy picnics was potentially an intelligence gathering opportunity. This appears not to be the case, however. Also, this is the nicest thing that Ann Althouse has ever said about anyone associated with LGM. An attempt at engagement to end the […]

Denounce! Renounce! Etc.

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On June 23, 2009

In trying to break down the “Obama Should Denounce!” crowd into some subsets, I came up with the following five groups: Obama is being quiet because he thinks that US intervention would ca

Foreign Policy Isn’t About Your Feelings

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On June 22, 2009
Reading the comments here, what’s most striking is that Treacher et al. have yet to even attempt an argument explaining, in concrete terms, what more forceful rhetoric or more private dessert eating would accomplish. If I can try to piece together the causal logic: Obama supports Iran opposition, ignores daughters, eats good American salad consisting […]

Befuddled

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On June 21, 2009

Why is Al Sharpton on my teevee talking to Geraldo Rivera about Iran? This is to say, what has gone wrong with the world such that I have the capacity to watch Al Sharpton talk to Geraldo Rivera about

Backdown or Bloodbath?

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On June 19, 2009

Karim Sadjadpour has some thoughts: The weight of the world now rests on the shoulders of Mir Hossein Mousavi. I expect that Khamenei’s people have privately sent signals to him that they’

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