Chapter 3: Theories of International Relations


Your key allies appreciate your willingness to join the coalition and agree to support your movements in the UN and with the IAEA. However, international institutions are full of slow, bureaucratic processes. UN backing is delayed by a small handful of pivotal countries who defend Iran's right to protect itself from Israel's threat and who believe that if Iran must back down and dismantle its weapons, so must Israel.

In the meantime, Iran and Israel both seem to have paused. Iran is still ready to test, but seems prepared to negotiate.

What do you do now?

Use multilateral negotiationsTry to diffuse the conflict. Include relevant Iranian allies as well as key Israeli allies to help diffuse tension between Iran and Israel. (Liberalism)
Hold bilateral talksTry to bring Israel and Iran to the table to agree to an armistice and a reduction in nuclear capacity. (Liberalism)
Wait it outSee what happens with the international institutions, but in the meantime prepare yourself for the worst. Militarize the US warheads and accelerate Germany's nuclear program. Declare your intent for Iran to remain non-nuclear. (Realism)
Seek out helpReach out to states like Iraq, Bahrain, and Azerbaijan that have Shi'a Muslim majorities to help mitigate the conflict by bending Iran's interests away from conflict with Israel and towards acceptance in the international community. (Constructivism)