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Entries by Paul Heroux from 03/2012

Should the U.S. Guarantee Israel's Security Against Iran?

| Posted 03.09.2012 | World

There are no good options. The least bad option is to fully utilize the dual approach of sanctions and diplomacy and to guarantee Israel's safety in exchange for Israel not striking Iran.

The Potential Nuclear Hazard We Aren't Talking About -- Pakistan

| Posted 03.13.2012 | World

Considering all that has been mentioned about Pakistan, it is a country that is going to be relevant over the next four years and beyond; a president must know a lot about Pakistan's internal affairs and about its relations with our allies and competitors.

America in Afghanistan: Do Good Intentions Justify Our Presence?

| Posted 03.15.2012 | World

Afghanistan's president called the murder of 16 Afghans an "unforgivable" crime. What will be the repercussions of one solider to all U.S. soldiers in the country? Is it worth it to be there any longer?

The Aftermath of Iraq: A Cautious West in Iran, Syria and Afghanistan

| Posted 03.19.2012 | World

What is the plan? For how long do we insist that the goal is a worthwhile one? And for the most difficult part, how do we convince the American public and the international community we are doing the right thing?

Can a Repeal of Obamacare Actually Help Obama in November?

| Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

There may be no other issue that will bring out voters quite like Obamacare. A repeal may actually have the perverse effect of improving Obama's odds at re-election.

An Iranian's View on a Nuclear Iran

| Posted 03.29.2012 | World

While it is not wise to use one interview as a basis to form an opinion or policy, one point of view is better than no point of view. I am fortunate to know someone from Iran briefly studying in the U.S. that is willing to talk about this issue from an Iranian point of view before he returns to Iran.