Iran’s Nuclear Program: Challenges and Policy Options
With a globally recognized reputation for aggression, Iran’s pursuit of enriched uranium and plutonium – either of which can lead to a nuclear bomb – is causing ripples of concern around the world. And while everyone except Iran can agree that nuclear armament is a bad idea, no one is entirely sure of how to stop it.
While military action remains on the table as a viable countermeasure, the ramifications are daunting and unpredictable. From terrorist attacks, to full-fledged war, to the economic impact of an oil shortage, defying Iran runs a range of devastating risks. Get to the bottom of what’s possible, and why it could all go disastrously wrong.
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