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Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the ...

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Overview

Over thirty-five years ago, Greenhaven Press began publishing the Opposing Viewpoints series to help students gain an awareness of current issues and develop critical thinking skills. The Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints series continues that tradition, presenting a wealth of information on contemporary issues in a colorful, easy-to-read format. In addition to pro/con articles, each Introducing Issues with Opposing Viewpoints volume includes appealing features designed to help students understand the complexities of current issues:

Full-color photographs, charts, graphs, and cartoons supplement the text

Sidebars present easy-to-understand statistics

Engaging fact boxes provide at-a-glance information

Questions that focus on vocabulary aid reading comprehension

Glossary, annotated bibliography, Web sites, arid organizations to contact supplement student research

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Table of Contents

Foreword 5

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 How Dangerous Is the Threat from Iran?

1 Iran Poses a Serious Threat to the United States Kenneth R. Timmerman 11

2 Iran Does Not Pose a Serious Threat to the United States Phyllis Bennis 20

3 Iran Poses a Serious Threat to Israel: Honest Reporting 30

4 Iran Does Not Pose a Serious Threat to Israel Leon Hadar 38

5 Iran Poses a Threat to the Fragile Nation of Iraq Jeffrey White 45

6 Iran Is Not Likely to Help Terrorists Attack America and Its Allies Ted Galen Carpenter 53

Chapter 2 Is Iran Developing Nuclear Weapons?

1 Iran Is Probably Developing Weapons of Mass Destruction: U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Subcommittee on Intelligence Policy 61

2 Iran Is Probably Not Developing Nuclear Weapons Juan Cole 69

3 The United States Should Prevent Iran from Getting Nuclear Technology:American Israel Public Affairs Committee 76

4 The United States Has No Right to Prevent Iran from Getting Nuclear Technology S. Sam Shoamanesh 84

Chapter 3 How Should the United States Deal with Iran?

1 The United States Should Consider Declaring War on Iran Peter Brookes 93

2 The United States Should Not Consider Declaring War on Iran Stephen Zunes 98

3 The United States Should Impose Economic Sanctions on Iran Daniel Down 105

4 The United States Should Initiate Talks with Iran Reza Zia-Ebrahimi 113

Facts About Iran 119

Glossary 123

Organizations to Contact 125

For Further Reading 130

Index 135

Picture Credits 140

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