Unthinkable

Unthinkable

Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy

Book - 2013
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Examines Iran's current nuclear potential while charting America's future course of action, recounting the prolonged clash between both nations to outline options for American policymakers.
Published: New York, NY :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781476733920
1476733929
9781476733944
Branch Call Number: 355.8251 POL
Characteristics: xxii, 536 pages :,illustration, maps ;,24 cm

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SEBoiko
Feb 27, 2014

The international, multilateral, and unilateral sanctions are already imposing severe costs on Iran.

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SEBoiko
Feb 27, 2014

The real question is not whether Iran and its allies would retaliate, but how bad the retaliation would be.

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Feb 27, 2014

...Iranian politics are complicated and unpredictable.

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Feb 27, 2014

If Israel has a good military option, it takes it.

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Feb 27, 2014

Oil prices do not operate in a vacuum.

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SEBoiko
Feb 27, 2014

... that it often takes more to reasure allies than it does to deter an adversary.

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SEBoiko
Feb 27, 2014

During the Cold War, this dilemma was often framed as whether the US government would be willing to 'trade Boston for Bonn.'

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SEBoiko
Feb 27, 2014

Iran is a rational actor in the sense that staying in power is paramount.

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Feb 27, 2014

Ultimately, as with so many things Iranian, we just don't know the answers.

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Feb 27, 2014

Between what the Bush 41 administration did and what the Bush 43 administration did not do, we have an excellent blue print for how to secure international support for a war ...

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Feb 13, 2014

When it comes to Iran, the truth is we just don't have the kind of information that we need to figure out how best to handle Iran and its nuclear program.

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