Stephen M. Walt

One day at a time

Andrew Sullivan replies to my query yesterday as to how far he is willing to take his recommendation that Western governments not recognize Ahmadinejad as Iran’s president: My point was about not recognizing now. As to the future, we have to see what it brings. A day is a long time right now in Iranian ...

Andrew Sullivan replies to my query yesterday as to how far he is willing to take his recommendation that Western governments not recognize Ahmadinejad as Iran’s president:

My point was about not recognizing now. As to the future, we have to see what it brings. A day is a long time right now in Iranian politics. So let’s take this one day at a time for now."

Fine by me. And his blog has been a fascinating read since the election, not least for his spirited debunking of a lot of foolish neoconservative posturing on these events.

Stephen M. Walt is the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University.

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