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Neha Kumar

Independent researcher and author of ‘The United States and Ballistic Missile Defence: International Chaos or Deterrence.’

Independent researcher and author of ‘The United States and Ballistic Missile Defence: International Chaos or Deterrence.’

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Iran Nuclear Deal And US Policy: From Deterrence to Containment

The conclusion of Iran's nuclear deal indicates that the US is moving away from a policy of deterrence to one of containment. Deterrence is aimed at getting adversaries to stop taking certain actions by using threats or other coercive measures, while containment is geared towards stopping the expansion and influence of an adversary. The question which this article addresses is why there is such a change in the US policy and what it aims to achieve.
13/08/2015 8:15 AM IST