Answer the questions in Exercise S3 for these potential
cases of future brinkmanship:
(a) The stationing of an American antiballistic missile
launch site in Poland with an accompanying radar site in the Czech Republic,
ostensibly intended to intercept missiles from Iran but angering Russia.
Reading: “Q&A: US Missile Defence,” BBC News, August 20, 2008. Available at
(b) Deterring Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.
Readings: James Fallows, “The Nuclear Power Beside Iraq,” Atlantic, May 2006.
Available at www.theatlantic.com/doc/200605/fallows-iran; James Fallows, “Will
Iran Be Next?” Atlantic, December 2004. Available at