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Iran: The Nuclear Challenge

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As the P5+1 nations (United States, France, Britain, Russia, China, and Germany) and the world continue to grapple with Iran's nuclear program, seven CFR scholars map the objectives, tools, and strategies for dealing with one of the most vexing foreign policy problems, in a new CFR ebook.

Edited by former deputy national security adviser Robert D. Blackwill, the book serves to provide clarity on policy choices. "Authors have made no effort to persuade readers on behalf of any particular American action," he explains.

"The aim of this volume is not to tell the reader what to think but rather how to think about Iran's nuclear activities and the options for addressing them," writes CFR President Richard N. Haass in the foreword.

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Iran: The Nuclear Challenge is perhaps the most comprehensive and nuanced analysis of how we should think about Iran's nuclear program. Assembling a cast of distinguished scholars and seasoned policy practitioners, this CFR volume examines the political, economic, and military strategies associated with the Iranian nuclear problem. Each author carefully fleshes out the contours and consequences of available U.S. policy choices, providing the reader a deep understanding of the Iranian nuclear dilemma. Iran: the Nuclear Challenge will undoubtedly enhance our debate on the most challenging security issue confronting the United States today.

Stephen J. Hadley, former national security adviser

Iran: The Nuclear Challenge unravels and isolates the choices available to the United States as it faces the possibility of Iranian nuclear weapons capabilities—an illuminating work even for those already well versed in the issues. The authors, all senior fellows at CFR, provide insightful personal analysis as well as the tools necessary to form one's own judgments, affording a meaningful exercise in foreign policy decision-making. With the mission of informing readers not what to think, but how to think about Iran's nuclear activities and U.S. options, Iran: The Nuclear Challenge will remain of significant value to practitioners and students alike.

Samuel R. Berger, chair of Albright Stonebridge Group and former national security adviser

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