Pollack Book on Arab Militaries Misses Mark

by James Spencer “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results,” Albert Einstein allegedly said. As two of the longest wars America has fought may be drawing to a close, perhaps the United States… Continue Reading  

Containing Iran is the “Least Bad Policy” for the U.S.

by Heather Hurlburt via IPS News The day that the much-heralded new round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 world powers opens might seem like the wrong day to pick up Unthinkable, Kenneth Pollack’s new exploration of what to do… Continue Reading  

The U.S.’s Iran approach: From ineffective to incoherent

The fall issue of the Washington Quarterly has just published what may end up being the worst, most garbled policy piece on Iran within the last decade or so. Curiously, the authors, Kenneth Pollack and Ray Takeyh, are mainstream centrists… Continue Reading  

J Street Panel: Iran’s Nuclear Program is on the backburner but Israel Must Avoid “Rash Action”

J Street’s annual conference hosted a panel discussion this morning on “Averting the Crisis: American Policy Options.” The panel was notably missing the hawkish voice of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy’s Patrick Clawson (who canceled earlier in the… Continue Reading