The Syrian disaster: We can stop pretending now

There is no silence like an embarrassed silence. It’s the kind of thing you can feel hanging over everyone’s head at a social occasion, only mildly dented by the squeak of a chair or the light clatter of cutlery as people feign . . . Continue reading →

Iran and nuclear weapons

I was asked by the website “2Paragraphs” to answer — you see it coming — in just two paragraphs what I think the influence of U.S. nuclear policy is on talks with Iran. You can find the answer here, but this is . . . Continue reading →