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Trump’s Iran Policy Is More about Rollback than Nukes

by Joshua Landis The renewed US offensive against Iran is not so much about its...

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Published on January 4th, 2012 | by Jasmin Ramsey


ACA provides path to avoiding war with “Iran Nuclear Brief”

Iran and the U.S. are blowing hot and cold air on each other while analysts are warning about catastrophic “accidents.” Now more than ever peaceful means of conflict resolution need to be explored. Failing to exhaust diplomatic possibilities could mean another U.S. war in the Middle East while the one in Afghanistan continues and before post-war instability in Iraq has ceased.

Analysts and institutions have been pointing out the problems that exists between the U.S. and Iran, but we need more solutions. The Arms Control Association (ACA) has accordingly released a report arguing that diplomatic engagement is the only realistic path for resolving the Iranian nuclear issue. In the Iran Nuclear Brief, ACA Senior Fellow Greg Thielman states that in order to avoid unintentional conflict with Iran, there is an urgent need to establish better lines of bilateral communication at all levels-between military forces in the region, between diplomats, and between senior officials. His words have been echoed by the military’s highest ranking members. Thielmann also explains why pragmatic diplomatic engagement is essential to a successful strategy to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran.

The brief is a must-read and can be found here. Additional presentations and analyses from the ACA’s “Solving the Iranian Nuclear Puzzle” project are available here.

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Jasmin Ramsey is an Iranian-born journalist based in Washington, DC.

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