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Two Takes on Attacking Iran

The current issue of The Atlantic magazine has an article by Jeffrey Goldberg which argues that an Israeli military strike against Iran is the most likely outcome of the current standoff over Tehran’s nuclear program. The article describes a nuclear armed Iran as an existential threat that Israel cannot allow to come into existence. While Iran’s rantings lend credence to that viewpoint, I found a retort by Iranian exile Trita Parsi also to have value. As is often the case in complex international disputes, each viewpoint has some valid points and a synthesis of the two provides a better perspective than either one alone. I encourage you to read both articles and include key excerpts from each one as motivation. First from Goldberg: Continue reading

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