Contents


Will Iran Get That Bomb?

Preventing Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons: Constraining Its Future Nuclear Options by David Albright, Paul Brannan, Andrea Stricker, Christina Walrond, and Houston Wood

A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran by Trita Parsi

The Dyer’s Hand

Otherwise Known as the Human Condition: Selected Essays and Reviews by Geoff Dyer

Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room by Geoff Dyer

Contributors

Neal Ascherson is the author of The Struggles for Poland, The Black Sea, and Stone Voices: The Search for Scotland. He is an Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.


Julian Bell is a painter and writer living in Lewes, England. His Van Gogh: A Power Seething will be published in early 2015. (December 2014)

Steve Coll is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker and the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power.
 (July 2014)

E.L. Doctorow is the author most recently of All the Time in the World: New and Selected Stories, which appeared last year. His essay in this issue will appear in different form as the introduction to a new edition of As I Lay Dying, to be published by Modern Library in May.
 (May 2012)

Nadine Gordimer was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1991. Her latest novel, No Time Like the Present, was published in March.
 (May 2012)

Anthony Grafton is Henry Putnam University Professor of History and the Humanities at Princeton University. His most recent book is The Culture of Correction in Renaissance Europe.


Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Chief of Experimental Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has published more than 180 scientific articles, is a staff writer at The New Yorker and, most recently, the coauthor with Pamela Hartzband of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You.


Giles Harvey, a former member of The New York Review’s ­editorial staff, is a Senior Editor at Harper’s. (December 2014)

Paul Krugman is a columnist for The New York Times and ­Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Princeton. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2008.
 (October 2014)

Alastair Macaulay, chief dance critic at The New York Times, previously served as chief theater critic at the Financial Times and chief dance critic at The Times Literary Supplement.
 (May 2012)

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927 and grew up in Union City, New Jersey, and in Scranton, Pennsylvania. From 1949 to 1951 he worked as a tutor in France, Portugal, and Majorca. He has since lived in many parts of the world, most recently on Maui in the Hawaiian Islands. He is the author of many books of poems, prose, and translations and has received both the Pulitzer and the Bollingen Prizes for poetry, among numerous other awards. His new poetry collection is The Moon Before Morning.

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China and was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London.
 (July 2014)

Geoffrey O’Brien is Editor in Chief of the Library of America. His latest book is Stolen Glimpses, Captive Shadows: Writing on Film, 2002–2012.


Joyce Carol Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Professor in the Lewis Arts Center at Princeton. Her newest story ­collection is Lovely, Dark, Deep.


Darryl Pinckney, a longtime contributor to The New York Review of Books, is the author of a novel, High Cotton, and, in the Alain Locke Lecture Series, Out There: Mavericks of Black Literature. His new book is Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy.


Sam Tanenhaus is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and the author of The Death of Conservatism.
 (May 2012)

John Terborgh, who has worked in the Peruvian Amazon since 1973, is Research Professor in the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke and Director of its Center for Tropical Conservation. His latest book, co-edited with James A. Estes, is Trophic Cascades: Predators, Prey, and the Changing Dynamics of Nature.
 (April 2012)

Garry Wills holds the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture at Emory.