Iran and the Problem Of Tactical Myopia

Walsh, Jim; Pickering, Thomas; Luers, William
December 2009
Arms Control Today;Dec2009, Vol. 39 Issue 10, p15
The article presents the author's insight on the use of sanctions to prevent Iran from acquiring their own nuclear arsenal. It emphasizes the use of sanctions in general, noting that it is only a policy instrument to achieve a goal, and may actually complicate matters since Iran is an oil supplier with dislike of foreign interference. It also entertains the possibility of allowing Iranian nuclear capability with the inspection, monitoring, and transparency arrangements.


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