JOHN MEARSHEIMER, University of Chicago: I think there’s no question that a nuclear-armed Iran would bring stability to the region, because nuclear weapons are weapons of peace. They’re weapons of deterrence.
They have hardly any offensive capability at all. And if Iran had a nuclear deterrent, there’s no way that the United States or Israel, [...]
A 2006 study produced by the US Army War College, Getting Ready for a Nuclear-Ready Iran, suggested up to 1,000 air sorties might be required to ensure underground sites were eradicated, including possible use of tactical nuclear weapons. Thus a pre-emptive strike would actually [...]
“So Close To War”
We Came So Close to World War Three That Day
James Forsyth and Douglas Davis
6 October 2007
On 6 September, when Israel struck a nuclear facility in Syria . . .
The article described what it called a “meticulously planned, brilliantly executed surgical strike by Israeli [...]
This is a little story about how the North Korean artillery bombardment leads to the use of nuclear weapons and further escalation. I think it’s a sign of the times.
If we have to start worrying about nuclear wars, then we have a problem. Sooner or later those worries will come true. Today it’s North [...]
With the decline of the American empire, the global financial crisis and a Middle East that is about to blow up, historian Niall Ferguson announced that the “age of upheaval” has begun. Just in case you thought it couldn’t get any worse, now it has. The “start of the end of the [...]