Stephen Walt (left)
|Born||Stephen Martin Walt
July 2, 1955
Los Alamos, New Mexico
|Alma mater||Stanford University (B.A.)
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
|International relations theory|
|Defensive realism, Balance of threat theory|
Israel has a sizeable nuclear arsenal and could retaliate if it were attacked.
To the extent that Israel does face threats, like from say Hamas or Hezbollah, those are threats that do not jeopardise Israel's existence.
Our Cuba policy didn't make much sense during the Cold War and makes even less sense now.
The thing that makes countries want to pursue some kind of nuclear deterrent is precisely the fact that they feel threatened.