The Week’s Most Interesting Reads
Foreign policy by bumper sticker. Richard Burt and Dimitri Simes lament the prevalence of triumphalism and simplistic analysis in foreign policy debate.
Law in the time of endless war. Robert Golan-Vilella excoriates Obama for his pattern of waging illegal wars.
Corker and the nuclear agreement. Paul Pillar counters Sen. Corker’s weak case against the nuclear deal.
The backfiring of Israeli strategy on Iran. Paul Pillar remarks on the contrast between the Israel government’s hyping of the threat from Iran’s nuclear program and its vehement opposition to the nuclear deal.
The illegal war on ISIS. Gene Healy marks the first anniversary of the latest war that Obama launched without authorization.