SIWPS Director Richard Betts was interviewed for an article published today in the New York Times. The article, “In Din Over Iran, Rattling Sabers Echo Iraq War,” compares the current discussion about the potential for conflict with Iran with the rhetoric in the period before the Iraq war. In the piece, Dr. Betts comments on the popularity of the potential use of force to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, noting his surprise that after “two bloody noses in Iraq and Afghanistan,” the American public is not more wary of further military action.

The article is available on the NYT’s website.