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Появление у Ирана ядерного оружия способно сильно изменить расклад геополитических сил. И не только в Ближневосточном регионе. Сентябрьский номер Atlantic посвящен этой проблеме. Становится понятной озабоченность мало-мальски осведомленных и ответственных людей этой проблемой.

The Point of No Return

For the Obama administration, the prospect of a nuclearized Iran is dismal to contemplate— it would create major new national-security challenges and crush the president’s dream of ending nuclear proliferation. But the view from Jerusalem is still more dire: a nuclearized Iran represents, among other things, a threat to Israel’s very existence. In the gap between Washington’s and Jerusalem’s views of Iran lies the question: who, if anyone, will stop Iran before it goes nuclear, and how? As Washington and Jerusalem study each other intensely, here’s an inside look at the strategic calculations on both sides—and at how, if things remain on the current course, an Israeli air strike will unfold.

By Jeffrey Goldberg
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