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To be a nuclear-armed state is to invest the executive with dictatorial powers over immeasurable destructive capacity.
Elaine Scarry, Simon Waxman
American rock stars have the same black dots as French poets, Italian artists, Polish composers, and flamboyant British novelists.
Understanding the unthinkable war
Sadiq J. Al-Azm
How to stop the United States from overreaching, overspending, and overcommitting.
Barry R. Posen
Essential reading from our recent archives.
If the burdens placed on Iran are small, so are the benefits it receives.
In the post-Snowden world, it is hard to imagine a more consequential fork in the road.
Traditional just war theory has it wrong. Soldiers are morally culpable for fighting in unjust wars, and thus deserve the option of selective conscientious objection.
A Pakistani family demands acknowledgment of their grandmother's death.
Toward Distributed Security in Cyberspace
“The drones were terrifying. The buzz of a distant propeller is a constant reminder of imminent death."
What will it take to revive U.S.-Iran relations?
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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