Thursday, January 31, 2013
What then? Not difficult to predict. Obama would surely nominate someone whose views on all these issues, not to mention arms control, are squarely within the current consensus of the ignoramuses who dominate the accepted discourse in U.S. politics. Would that be better for sound US policies than if Hagel proudly and defiantly stood his ground, bravely going down with all flags flying?
No way. Far better to have Hagel as Secretary of Defense, where he can then quietly--or maybe even not so quietly, work for sane policies towards Iran and Israel.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Christian Science Monitor asked me to write an oped based on my recent International Security article on just war theory and the Israeli attacks on civilians. It was published yesterday, under the title above:
Thursday, January 3, 2013
My long article on this topic has just been published in the Winter 2012-2013 issue of Political Science Quarterly. It can be found at https://www.psqonline.org/article.cfm?IDArticle=19007
Unfortunately, it is not free; however, PDF versions can be ordered online for $8.50