Unthinkable : Iran, the bomb, and American strategy /

Examines Iran's current nuclear potential while charting America's future course of action, recounting the prolonged clash between both nations to outline options for American policymakers.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Pollack, Kenneth M. (Kenneth Michael), 1966- (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2013]
Edition:First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Coming to the crossroads
  • Reality and hyperbole. Iran from the inside out ; The Iranian nuclear program ; The threat of a nuclear Iran ; Proliferation
  • Prevention. Setting the scene ; Bigger carrots, bigger sticks ; Regime change ; The Sword of David ; A return to arms
  • Containment. The strategy that dare not speak its name ; Deterrence and extended deterrence ; The problem of containment ; Making containment work
  • Choosing the least bad option.