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To Curtail the Iranian Nuclear Threat, Change Tehran's Threat Perceptions
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April 14, 2009
By Greg Thielmann

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Iran’s pursuit of nuclear technology, and possibly nuclear weapons, stems from its complicated threat environment and the historical grievances it harbors concerning the United States. Tehran now faces large numbers of U.S. troops in its neighbors to the west and east with few regional allies. The most productive path for averting nuclear weapons development in Iran is for Washington to seek to alter Iran’s threat perceptions.

Posted: April 14, 2009