The Week’s Most Interesting Reads
To bomb or not to bomb. Micah Zenko objects to reducing foreign policy debates to demands for military action.
The folly of nation-building. Gordon Adams details the many U.S. failures to bring security to the countries where it intervenes.
The moral argument for restraint. Noah Berlatsky reviews Barry Posen’s Restraint and proposes another argument in favor of it.
The case for doing nothing in Iraq. Barry Posen urges restraint in our response to recent events there.
Don’t take sides in Iraq. Sen. Rand Paul explains his position.
Republicans and Iraq. Michael Brendan Dougherty appeals to Republicans to admit they were wrong.
America doesn’t need a foreign policy consensus. Robert Golan-Vilella comments on Tuesday’s New Internationalism conference and suggests that consensus on foreign policy may not be all that desirable.
What Clinton didn’t say about Iraq. Jeff Gerth lists all of the many things related to Iraq that Hillary Clinton omitted from her latest book.
Scottish independence and nuclear weapons. Jeffrey Lewis considers the implications of a ‘yes’ vote for the U.K.’s nuclear deterrent.