The Projectionist

Author: Micah Zenko
Foreign Policy

Micah Zenko says even though telling the United States that it should be more scared of Iran has failed so far, Israeli officials will continue to sound the alarm about a nuclear-armed Tehran, with the ultimate objective of changing America's threat perception.

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Tough Talk on Iran from GOP Candidates

Authors: Micah Zenko and Emma Welch
Los Angeles Times

Micah Zenko and Emma Welch argue that while the Republican presidential candidates overwhelmingly describe the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapons capability as "unacceptable" and endorse the use of military force if that were necessary to prevent an Iranian bomb, there is a complete absence of any details on how the use of force could accomplish this ambitious objective.

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We Need Liberals Now!

Author: Leslie H. Gelb
The Daily Beast

Leslie H. Gelb argues that liberals and moderates are asking the right questions about where the United States should go on national security policy, and the foreign policy establishment needs to listen to them.

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