On the Morality and Practicality of Coercion with Iran in Mind

Steinbruner presents an alternative framework for considering the antagonistic stand-off between US and Iran – one that relies on mutually accepted principles deeply embedded in both cultures. The problem is translating those common principles into political action, with both parties having to answer to divergent stakeholders who rely on rhetoric of black and white accusations, not principles. Can principled leadership win out over politics?

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