Policy Options in the Iranian Nuclear Crisis

Issue & Policy Briefs February 29, 2012, No. 89

As reports circle of an advanced Iranian nuclear program, different policy options are considered by Israeli and American policy-makers. While officials in Jerusalem seem convinced that the military option is the only way in which they can defend themselves, Washington is sending ambiguous signals to its Middle Eastern ally. But with the risk of regional war breaking out, the United States should do everything it can in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.

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