“Arab Spring” Offers Opportunity to Split Syria from Iran

Kelly Maggio /

Nuclear proliferation is one of the most serious challenges facing America today. It is only a matter of time before Iran achieves nuclear capabilities. Despite international sanctions aimed at forcing the Islamic Republic to abandon its proliferation activities, Iran has tested various essential components for a nuclear warhead. A nuclear-armed Iran would jeopardize international security and stability.

The direct threat posed by Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon is amplified by the indirect threat posed by a destabilizing multipolar nuclear arms race in the Middle East as countries follow suit to protect themselves from Iranian aggression. The Iranian nuclear threat is no longer a matter of just one country obtaining a weapon; it’s an issue for multiple countries. The United States cannot afford to take that risk. (more…)