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Why Are We Against a Nuclear Iran?

By Pat Casey Published November 8, 2013

Why is the notion of nuclear weapons in the hands of the Iranians so unthinkable that the United States would be willing to go to such great lengths to ensure that it never happens? In this piece, Pat discusses the risks and uncertainty involved in a world with a developed nuclear arms program in Iran.

The Chemical Weapons Taboo

By Pat Casey Published October 11, 2013

In the wake of the Syrian chemical assault in late August and the debate over how the United States should respond to it, chemical weapons have been in the spotlight of national and international news for more than a month. One of the more popular arguments put forward to justify non-intervention is that military intervention in Syria is unwarranted because the international ban on chemical weapons is itself unnecessary. This article is intended to explain why the taboo against chemical weapons exists and ought to be preserved.