23 February 2012
In Heavy Waters: Iran's Nuclear Program, the Risk of War and Lessons from Turkey
This report warns that if the West does not do its utmost to revive the diplomatic option in Iran by putting forward a meaningful and realistic offer, it runs the risk of cornering itself in a perilous war. As the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program edges closer to military confrontation, talks may be a way out but require mutual compromise and Western abandonment of the notion that a mix of threats and crippling sanctions will force Iran to back down. The report argues that constructive lessons could be learned from Turkey’s experience in engaging Iran.
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