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The New Republic: Bombs Away

Author: Matthew Kroenig
February 9, 2010

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In this The New Republic op-ed, Matthew Kroenig discusses Beijing and Moscow's reluctance to enforce sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, suggesting both countries may see an upside to a nuclear-armed Iran.

As President Obama begins a push to impose harsher economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, his success will be determined largely by the answer to a single question: Will China and Russia get on board? In order to bite, sanctions must be enforced by the rest of the international community, but, so far, Beijing and Moscow have been reluctant to endorse the toughest penalties advocated by Washington.

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