James M. Acton is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
What would have happened if the United States had just walked away from negotiations?
"One critical lesson from history is that would-be proliferators try to sneak-out; they don’t breakout."
Some are calling for the Obama administration to retaliate by backing out of this or other arms-control treaties. There are better options.
Those who criticize ongoing diplomacy with Iran must recognize that the other choice is war.
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