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Author LinkPollack, Kenneth M.(Kenneth Michael),1966-author.
Title LinkUnthinkable : Iran, the Bomb, and American strategy / Kenneth M. Pollack.
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Distribution New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, 2013.
Description xxii, 536 pages :  illustration, maps ;  24 cm.
Type of Material Book
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-512) and index.
Contents Contents: Coming to the crossroads -- Reality and hyperbole. Iran from the inside out ; The Iranian nuclear program ; The threat of a nuclear Iran ; Proliferation -- Prevention. Setting the scene ; Bigger carrots, bigger sticks ; Regime change ; The Sword of David ; A return to arms -- Containment. The strategy that dare not speak its name ; Deterrence and extended deterrence ; The problem of containment ; Making containment work -- Choosing the least bad option.
Summary Examines Iran’s current nuclear potential while charting America’s future course of action, recounting the prolonged clash between both nations to outline options for American policymakers.
Subject LinkNuclear weapons -- Iran.
LinkNuclear arms control -- Government policy -- United States.
LinkNuclear nonproliferation -- Iran.
LinkUnited States -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
LinkUnited States -- Relations -- Iran.
LinkIran -- Foreign relations -- United States.
LinkIran -- Relations -- United States.
LinkIran -- Politics and government -- 21st century.

System Number 000678642
ISBN Link9781476733920
Link9781476733944 (ebook)

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