Both international relations scholars and policy thinkers have spent a lot of time over the past 18 months arguing about whether there is a “crisis of the liberal order.” After World War II, the United States and its allies put together a set of institutions and policies that were supposed to sustain small-l liberal values at home by promoting them, along with open economic exchange abroad. Now, people inside and outside the academy worry that this order is crumbling. As someone who has worked in the executive branch, Congress and at a Washington think tank, I greatly value scholars’ ability to analyze and structure our world — and sometimes, to shake up our understanding.… Seguir leyendo »
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Today’s announcement that Iran has built a secret, illegal uranium enrichment facility may have been news to many, but it was not news to a handful of others in Washington, Paris, London, Tel Aviv or Vienna. Some have argued that the US has known about the site since its 2007 National Intelligence Estimate, which asserted that Iran was not building weapons – an assessment which the administration says has not been changed. The site’s existence was a topic of conversation in Israel last summer.
Indeed, officials told the New York Times that Iran’s hasty announcement of the existence of the facility in a letter to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday came as a result of Iran’s realisation that the west had extensive knowledge of the facility.… Seguir leyendo »