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Matthew Duss (Foundation for Middle East Peace) and Michael Singh (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy)

On Foreign Entanglements, Michael argues that we shouldn’t squander our current leverage over Iran. Matt says that we need to offer Iran a better choice than “surrender or else.” Do recent Iranian “clarifications” signal greater willingness to engage? What happens if the upcoming talks collapse? Are fears of Middle East nuclear proliferation overblown? Matt and Michael close by debating the importance of the distinction between “nuclear weapons” and “nuclear weapons capability.”

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Foreign Entanglements | Apr 12, 2012 | Matthew Duss & Michael Singh

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