Saturday, August 8, 2009

Questioning Assumptions: Israeli Security

The Israeli governing elite generally accepts without serious question a consensus opinion that Israeli security requires a hardline policy toward Iran of demanding unilateral concessions.

Might the alternative, a mutually acceptable compromise, offer an alternative path to security?

A. Could Israeli officials design a set of trade-offs that could enable both countries to move step by step toward a position of mutual security?

B. Would security based on the same rules for each side be more stable than security based on a position of Israeli strength vs. Iranian weakness?

C. What impact would such an Israeli policy have on Iranian security politics?

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