Nicholas Lemann: Are we headed for war with Iran?

Nicholas Lemann: I’m really interested in that question. I don’t have time in my day job to be an active reporter on it, but I’m really interested in it. And I ask everybody I can ask in the foreign policy world, and I get a wide range of diverse answers. My own gut feeling prediction as of today would be that the U.S. will not launch a strike against Iran, but that Israel will launch a strike against Iran. So that would be where I would come out now. But you know you hear many, many versions of this, including the Bush administration will do this as a sort of last gesture. A lot of people think that. I’m coming down against the idea that that’ll happen.

 

Recorded on: 11/30/07

"I can ask in the foreign policy world, and I get a wide range of diverse answers."

Related Articles

How schizophrenia is linked to common personality type

Both schizophrenics and people with a common personality type share similar brain patterns.

(shutterstock)
Mind & Brain
  • A new study shows that people with a common personality type share brain activity with patients diagnosed with schizophrenia.
  • The study gives insight into how the brain activity associated with mental illnesses relates to brain activity in healthy individuals.
  • This finding not only improves our understanding of how the brain works but may one day be applied to treatments.
Keep reading Show less

Human skeletal stem cells isolated in breakthrough discovery

It's a development that could one day lead to much better treatments for osteoporosis, joint damage, and bone fractures.

Image: Nissim Benvenisty
Surprising Science
  • Scientists have isolated skeletal stem cells in adult and fetal bones for the first time.
  • These cells could one day help treat damaged bone and cartilage.
  • The team was able to grow skeletal stem cells from cells found within liposuctioned fat.
Keep reading Show less

How exercise helps your gut bacteria

Gut bacteria play an important role in how you feel and think and how well your body fights off disease. New research shows that exercise can give your gut bacteria a boost.

National Institutes of Health
Surprising Science
  • Two studies from the University of Illinois show that gut bacteria can be changed by exercise alone.
  • Our understanding of how gut bacteria impacts our overall health is an emerging field, and this research sheds light on the many different ways exercise affects your body.
  • Exercising to improve your gut bacteria will prevent diseases and encourage brain health.
Keep reading Show less