A gamble too far?
A fine account of how sanctions became more important than diplomacy in the international community’s efforts to rein in Iran’s nuclear programme
Appeared in print on 30.10.2012
Will the stand-off over Iran’s nuclear programme lead to war? It may not, but there is a sense of inexorability about the trend to ever-tougher sanctions – a trend underscored in mid-October by the extension of European Union sanctions.