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Diplomacy is not enough

Engagement alone will not solve the crisis. The west must invest in Iranian civil society and support dissidents

By Michael Rubin   June 2006

Other articles in the Prospect online symposium on the Iranian nuclear crisis:

Philip Gordon explains why the US is unlikely to bomb Iran Mark Fitzpatrick examines Iran’s nuclear progress Alastair Crooke says that the west are trampling over Iran’s rights Nazenin Ansari suggests that the Iranian state may be susceptible to sanctions Esther Herman on her encounters with everyday Iranians

On 31st May, Condoleezza Rice offered Iran a deal: suspend nuclear enrichment in exchange for a package of incentives, including de facto US recognition. But engagement alone will not solve the crisis. Between 2000 and 2005, EU trade with Iran…

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