Get Over It: Iran Will Have Missiles

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by Paul R. Pillar There are several important things to understand about ballistic missiles and Iran, beyond the fact that this topic has become one of the latest on which those who want Iran to be an ostracized and feared… Continue Reading  

Fantasies of a Liberal Interventionist

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by Paul R. Pillar Ill-fated U.S. military adventures abroad have had various fathers, even though some of those fathers have tried to disavow paternity once the problems became apparent. Neoconservatives figure prominently in this story, especially given that one of… Continue Reading  

Central Asia Spurning All Anti-Terror Coalition Suitors

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by Joshua Kucera In the two weeks since Saudi Arabia announced that it was forming a yet another “coalition” to combat Islamist terror, the allegiances of the former Soviet states have come under increasing scrutiny. All of them, however, appear… Continue Reading  

Can the Iran Accord Survive New Challenges?

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by Ryan Costello While Iran has swiftly moved to comply with the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the multilateral nuclear accord struck in July, hardliners in both Iran and the U.S. have already succeeded in provoking actions that threaten… Continue Reading  

The Nobel Laureate vs. the Dictator

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by Tatyana Ivanova The prestigious Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 has been awarded to my compatriot from Belarus, writer and journalist Svetlana Alexievich. Many Belarusians pin their hopes on this prize. That’s why she started her Nobel Lecture at the Stockholm… Continue Reading