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The Iran Deal
It’s the Deterrence, Stupid

The President says this is the best deal available. He’s right; it’s the best deal he could get—absent a credible threat to use force.

Published on: July 30, 2015
Michael Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington. His history of post-Cold War American foreign policy, Mission Failure: America and the World, 1993–2014, will be published next year by Oxford University Press.
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