The Perils of Tough Talk

The rhetoric and political optics of the Iran issue are anything but second-order determinants of the outcome. Senior Israeli policy-makers already know this. Why don't we?

Appeared in: Volume 07, Number 6 | Published on: June 10, 2012

Shibley Telhami is Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland and non-resident senior fellow at the Saban Center of the Brookings Institution. He conducts regular public opinion polls in Arab countries, Israel and the United States.

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