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[casi] S. Hussein Is Deterrable (Mearsheimer and Walt)

John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, “An Unnecessary War”, Foreign
Policy, January/February 2003,

Mearsheimer (University of Chicago) and Walt (Harvard) are often categorized
as "realists".  In this essay they argue that


In the full-court press for war with Iraq, the Bush administration deems
Saddam Hussein reckless, ruthless, and not fully rational. Such a man, when
mixed with nuclear weapons, is too unpredictable to be prevented from
threatening the United States, the hawks say. But scrutiny of his past
dealings with the world shows that Saddam, though cruel and calculating, is
eminently deterrable.


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Nathaniel Hurd
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