When Do the Rules Apply?

When Do the Rules Apply?

It took barely a month into Joe Biden’s presidency for him to boot the U.S. war machine back up, authorizing airstrikes on Syria on February 25. The administration claimed the attack was self-defense against Iranian-backed forces in the region. Biden had campaigned on...
Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age

Time to Put an End to the Nuclear Age

On September 26, 1983, Soviet military officer Stanislav Petrov got an alert that a U.S. missile attack was imminent. Faced with the choice of whether to launch a submarine nuclear missile, Petrov made the split-second decision that the alert must have been an error....
What I Learned in Iran

What I Learned in Iran

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to take an unusual vacation: to Iran, as part of a 28-member peace delegation. Many dear friends thought it a bad idea. Wasn’t it dangerous? Aren’t they out to get us? Isn’t it run by crazy clerics? I’m not sure about the...