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Farideh Farhi


Roundtable on Iran Crisis, Part 2: On Attacking Iran

[US Naval Vessels in Formation in the Arabian Sea. Image from Wikimedia Commons.]

Now that Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) have finally embarked upon a negotiating process over Iran’s nuclear program, much of the talk regarding an imminent Israeli attack on Iran has receded. In the words of Time Magazine’s Tony Karon, the “snooze button” has been hit on the ticking alarm clock.   Yet the threat lurks as a mechanism of pressure on both Iran and the United States, and its continued ...

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Farideh Farhi is an Independent Scholar and Affiliate Graduate Faculty at the University of Hawai,i at Mānoa.