In Din Over Iran, Rattling Sabers Echo
New York Times
February 21, 2012
Quoted: Graham Allison, Belfer Center director
Topic: Iran’s nuclear program
“Still, unforeseen events can create their own momentum. Graham Allison, a leading expert on nuclear strategy at Harvard University, has long compared the evolving conflict over Iran’s nuclear program to a ‘slow-motion Cuban missile crisis,’ in which each side has only murky intelligence, tempers run high and there is the danger of a devastating outcome.
‘As a student of history, I’m certainly conscious that when you have heated politics and incomplete control of events, it’s possible to stumble into a war,’ Mr. Allison said. Watching Iran, Israel and the United States, he said, ‘you can see the parties, slowly but almost inexorably, moving to a collision.’”