Engagement, Diplomacy, and Iran's Nuclear Program

By Brandon Friedman

Association for Jewish Studies (AJS), Fall 2010

The author argues that Iran's nuclear program is a grave concern to Israel, but also to the Arab Middle East and the international community, including the United States, the European Union, Russia, and China. He states that it remains to be seen how the current nuclear impasse with Iran will be dealt with by the international community, but it is perhaps something of an understatement to say that Israel views the issue as an urgent, time-sensitive strategic priority. As long as the international community's strategic goal remains to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, then any disharmony between Israel and the international community will most likely involve the timing and urgency of any future tactical initiatives. In the meantime, while the international community appears to be bogged down by trying to find a diplomatic consensus on the right coercive strategy, Iran's nuclear enrichment efforts continue.

Topic: Diplomacy, Policy, International Relations, Security, Iran

Name of Publication: AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies

Editor: Bunzl, Matti , Havrelock, Rachel

Volume/Issue: Fall 2010

Page Number(s): 42-44

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Iran , Israel , United States , World

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Friedman, Brandon. Engagement, Diplomacy, and Iran's Nuclear Program. AJS Perspectives: The Magazine of the Association for Jewish Studies. Association for Jewish Studies (AJS). Fall 2010: 42-44. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12000


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