Stronger Carrots, Stronger Sticks

At the Center for New American Security's conference in Washington last week, Dennis Ross suggested a "strong carrot, strong stick" approach to Iran, contrasting that with what he characterized as the Bush administration's "weak carrot, weak stick" approach.

Judah subsequently commented on the appeal of the Ross approach, which, as Judah wrote, would include "a serious European commitment to (mutually) painful economic sanctions," as well as greater efforts to involve Russia and China on both the carrot and stick end.

In the last few days, the Bush administration together with Europe and even Russia and China, has arguably made progress in strengthening both carrots and sticks.

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