The Christian Science Monitor Posts Op-Ed by Professor Ed Haley on Reasons to Not Attack Iran


An Op-Ed by P. Edward Haley, the W.M. Keck Foundation Professor of International Strategic Studies and director of the College’s Center for Human Rights Leadership, was featured in the Monday, March 5 issue of The Christian Science Monitor (CSMonitor.com) online.

Haley’s piece, Three Reasons Not To Attack Iran, offers grounds for not attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. Haley’s first argument is that the economic consequences of doing so would be “huge.” Secondly, he indicates that attacking would “galvanize the Iranian people around the regime.” Thirdly, he states, “nuclear deterrence makes a preemptive attack unnecessary.”

In addition to teaching at CMC, Haley has served on the staffs of members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. His most recent books are Strategic Foreign Assistance: Civil Society in International Security (Hoover Institution Press, 2006), and Strategies of Dominance: The Misdirections of U.S. Foreign Policy (Woodrow Wilson Center/Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006). His book, Revolution and Intervention: The Diplomacy of Taft and Wilson with Mexico, 1913-1915, won the Premio Sahagun, awarded by the Mexican National Institute of Anthropology and History.