The Confidence Game

Wieseltier, Leon
April 2012
New Republic;4/19/2012, Vol. 243 Issue 6, p36
The article discusses nuclear deterrence, examining the author's writings as well as U.S. and Israeli policies towards nuclear installations in Iran. The author examines the possibility of a military strike against Iran, examining what people including Paul Pillar, Suzanne Maloney, and Fareed Zakaria have written on deterrence, diplomacy, and military action for Iran. The author says that arguments based on rationality and history may not be accurate, citing the Roman historian Tacitus.


Related Articles

  • The Human Cost of Strikes on Iran's Nuclear Facilities. Hanley, Delinda C. // Washington Report on Middle East Affairs;Mar2013, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p48 

    The article discusses the highlights of the report "The Ayatollah's Nuclear Gamble: The Human Cost of Military Strikes AGainst Iran's Nuclear Facilities," presented by physicist Khosrow B. Semnani in Washington, D.C. on October 12, 2012. The report examined the use of military force to try to...

  • Heavy Footprint. Toensmeier, Pat // Defense Technology International;Jan2011, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p36 

    The article reports on the efforts of Iran to consolidate its influence in the Middle East despite efforts by the international community to prevent it from developing nuclear weapons. International relations professor Amitai Etzioni cites the limitations of containment enforced by deterrence...

  • Keeping the Lid on Nuclear Weapons. Kaysen, Carl; Stone, Jeremy J. // New Republic;1/15/66, Vol. 154 Issue 3, p13 

    Comments on an article which suggests that a nuclear armed India is an effective way to contain China. Purpose of nuclear guarantees; Argument against extending nuclear guarantees; Discussion of the concept of deterrence; Problems associated with nuclear proliferation.

  • Maintaining Flexible and Resilient Capabilities for Nuclear Deterrence. Payne, Keith B. // Strategic Studies Quarterly;Summer2011, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p13 

    The article presents the author's views on the need to maintain resilient capabilities for nuclear deterrence in the U.S. The author believes that nuclear deterrence could not eliminate the catastrophic threats of chemical and biological weapons which have become more lethal and easily acquired....

  • Running Out the Clock on Iran's Nuclear Program GVOSDEV, NIKOLAS // World Politics Review (19446284);Special Report: Iran, p14 

    The article reports on the challenges faced by the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama in preventing Iran to develop nuclear weapons. The Obama administration has initiated tough economic sanctions against Iran and has boosted the image of Iran's domestic opposition Green Movement. It...

  • Triad Tradeoff. Doyle, John M. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;7/13/2009, Vol. 171 Issue 2, p28 

    The article reports on concerns about the future deterrence capability of the U.S. prompted by a nuclear agreement between the U.S. and Russia. Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev both support the need to reduce warheads in their nation's nuclear arsenals and called for reducing the...

  • Closing the Window of Opportunity for Iran Diplomacy. Gvosdev, Nikolas // World Politics Review;3/29/2013, p1 

    The article discusses the U.S. government's rejection of containment as a way of dealing with Iran's nuclear weapons. According to the author, the move indicates the U.S. administration's commitment to preventing Iran from reaching the breakout stage where Tehran would possess capabilities to...

  • THE STAKES? WELL, ARMAGEDDON, FOR ONE. Meacham, Jon // Newsweek;10/12/2009, Vol. 154 Issue 15, p5 

    The article discusses the consequences of nuclear proliferation on the geopolitical landscape and how that may effect U.S. President Barack Obama's ultimate decision regarding how to contain Iran's alleged nuclear weapons program. The author argues that while the use of military force against...

  • Our Nuclear Nightmare. Kissinger, Henry A. // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);2/16/2009 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 153 Issue 7, p28 

    This article examines nuclear weapons and the potential for them to play a role in unresolved global conflicts. The author's strategy for global disarmament is presented. The author believes that Russia and U.S. must play a large and important role in nuclear disarmament. He focuses on the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics