Difference between revisions of "The Iran Option That Isn't on the Table"

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|quote="Paradoxically, to liberalize the theocratic state, the United States would do better to shelve its containment strategy and embark on a policy of unconditional dialogue and sanctions relief. A reduced American threat would deprive the hard-liners of the conflict they need to justify their concentration of power. In the meantime, as Iran became assimilated into the global economy, the regime's influence would inevitably yield to the private sector, with its demands for accountability and reform."
 
|quote="Paradoxically, to liberalize the theocratic state, the United States would do better to shelve its containment strategy and embark on a policy of unconditional dialogue and sanctions relief. A reduced American threat would deprive the hard-liners of the conflict they need to justify their concentration of power. In the meantime, as Iran became assimilated into the global economy, the regime's influence would inevitably yield to the private sector, with its demands for accountability and reform."
 
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{{opinion|Iranian nuclear crisis|United States should negotiate with Iran|for}}
 
{{opinion|Iranian nuclear crisis|United States should negotiate with Iran|for}}
 
{{opinion|Iranian nuclear crisis|Economic sanctions should be imposed on Iran|against}}
 
{{opinion|Iranian nuclear crisis|Economic sanctions should be imposed on Iran|against}}

Revision as of 21:49, April 23, 2007

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Author(s) Vali Nasr
Source The Washington Post
Date February 8, 2007
URL http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/07/AR2007020702136.html
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Quotes-start.png "Paradoxically, to liberalize the theocratic state, the United States would do better to shelve its containment strategy and embark on a policy of unconditional dialogue and sanctions relief. A reduced American threat would deprive the hard-liners of the conflict they need to justify their concentration of power. In the meantime, as Iran became assimilated into the global economy, the regime's influence would inevitably yield to the private sector, with its demands for accountability and reform." Quotes-end.png


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This item argues for the position United States should negotiate with Iran on the topic Iranian nuclear crisis.


This item argues against the position Economic sanctions should be imposed on Iran on the topic Iranian nuclear crisis.