Magical Thinking and the Real Power of Hiroshima

A few thoughts on the psychological effect and utility of nuclear weapons.


Forget Congress. Can Rouhani Sell the Nuclear Deal in Tehran?

President Hassan Rouhani is riding a wave of popularity, and is seeking to transform his diplomatic victory into political leverage at home.


Out of the Mushroom Cloud’s Shadow

The generation that survived Hiroshima is dying off. Will Japan’s resistance to nuclear weapons disappear with it?

The Cable

Watch Live: Obama Sells Nuclear Deal With Iran

The president delivers a major address about the nuclear agreement with Iran.


This Is What Will Happen if Congress Blows Up the Iran Nuclear Deal

If the naysayers manage to blow up the newly minted agreement, it will be a disaster for the United States — and will only push Iran closer to the bomb.

Shadow Government

The Iran Deal Isn’t Anything Like Nixon Going to China

Analogies, Sigmund Freud once wrote, decide nothing, but they can make one feel more at home. President Obama is explicitly comparing his diplomatic triumph with ...

Shadow Government

Why Obama’s Vision of a Weakened Iran Doesn’t Add Up

President Obama's rosy predictions of a weaker Iran are a dangerous gamble — and one to be deeply skeptical of.

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