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Iran Policy Options Part VII

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI] Discussion: Both the Gulf War II (Option 1) and Collapsing Iran (Option 2) options would demonstrate strong US commitment to uphold the NPT … Continue reading

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Iran Policy Options Part VI

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V] Option 4: Grand Bargain – Comprehensive talks to solve most US-Iranian issues The US would seek to engage Iran diplomatically in comprehensive negotiations to resolve most … Continue reading

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Iran Policy Options Part V

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV] Option 3: Containment – Sanctions and/or a blockade on Iran’s energy sector, military buildup & diplomacy Containing Iran is very flexible employing various of tools of statecraft. Decision makers … Continue reading

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Iran Policy Options Part IV

[Part I | Part II | Part III] Option 2: – Collapsing Iran – Unilateral air strikes destroy critical & nuclear infrastructure, disrupt the regime’s ability to govern & retaliate, collapse the country into ethnic factions* This option would use … Continue reading

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Iran Policy Options Part III

[Part I | Part II] Option 1: Gulf war II: Iran – Intl. coalition with a clear, limited mandate to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities This option is modeled on the US response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait. It entails building … Continue reading

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Iran Policy Options Part II

[Part I] This is the second part of my new series on US policy options towards Iran. The first part layed out some background on Iran. This will deal with our assumptions about them and US objectives. Assumptions: – Iran … Continue reading

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Iran Policy Options Part I

This is the first in a series of post on US policy options for dealing with Iran. The format is similar to the last series on North Korea. But I’ll begin with a caveat, I do not claim that all … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part VII

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI] This is the final post in a seven part series of mine looking at U.S. policy options for North Korea. Discussion: North Korea … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part VI

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V] Here is part 6 of 7 in my discussion of U.S. policy options for a nuclear North Korea Option 4: Containment and Continued Deterrence This option … Continue reading

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US Policy Options for North Korea, Part V

[Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV] Here is the next part in my series on U.S. policy options for North Korea. Option 3: Comprehensive negotiations This approach involves changing the format of current negotiations and … Continue reading

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