I would note four. Bernard Lewis’s “What Went Wrong,” Michael Oren’s “Power, Faith, and Fantasy,” Natan Sharansky’s “The Case for Democracy,” and a somewhat older one: the Hebrew Bible.The whole interview is interesting. He asserts, for instance, that Israel's unilateral strike on the Syrian nuclear plant in 2007 avoided war and spurred negotiations. Because both the U.S. and Israel declined to crow about (or even acknowledge responsibility for) the strike, Assad was able to save face without responding to it. Because the strike made Syria fear the U.S. and Israel, it inspired Assad to come to the bargaining table. Yes, sometimes that happens for reasons other than that we made someone love us.
Abrams believes it's possible a strike on Iran would have the same result. I wonder, though, if we aren't dealing with an entirely different class of crazy there. Though when I think about it -- Syria? Iran? Maybe I can't make a principled distinction between them.