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Sanctions Impact, Again

With a brief lull in nuclear talks, the media discourse has predictably swung back to the question of whether international sanctions are achieving their stated purpose. While we harbor suspicions about the repeated media appearance of this issue, we’re game

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Posted in Al monitor, Iranian Financial Sanctions

Proponents of containment are burying their heads in dangerous ideological sand

Seems like when the going gets tough even the tough get going when facing Tehran. President Obama has said (on numerous occasions now) that when it comes to Iran, “containment is not an option”. Recently there appears to be a growing

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Posted in Other News

Return of the MAD

Bill Keller’s piece in the New York Times examines the options that the international community has available when dealing with the Iranian nuclear question.  His subtle belief in a deterrent MAD in the Middle East is howver, both misplaced and

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Posted in Military
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