January 23, 2014

Think of All the Upsides to an Iran Deal

Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy

The Associated Press

The case for and against an Iran deal have largely been couched in terms of downsides. But a U.S. deal that defuses tensions with Iran carries the potential for significant upsides.

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