Lowell H. Schwartz

Articles by Lowell H. Schwartz

14 August 2009

Limited options: Deterring North Korea and Iran

Lowell H. Schwartz

Over the course of the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, the United States has tried a host of strategies to stop or slow the North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs--and in the end, none of them have worked.

The question today is no longer whether the United States can still prevent the emergence of nuclear-armed regional adversaries, but instead, how to prevent them from being empowered by their nuclear weapons. This won't be easy.