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Barry R. Posen

Barry R. Posen is the Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT and is director emeritus of MIT's Security Studies Program. He is the author of Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand StrategyInadvertent Escalation: Conventional War and Nuclear Risks and The Sources of Military Doctrine.

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Despite claims to the contrary, the Trump administration wants regime change in Iran and is risking a full-scale war in order to get it.

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How to stop the United States from overreaching, overspending, and overcommitting. 

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The war as it has evolved badly serves U.S. interests. A well-planned disengagement will serve them much better by reducing military, economic, and political costs.

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A genuine alternative.

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