Foreign Affairs Article

PrintPrint CiteCite
Style: MLAAPAChicago Close


Time for Détente With Iran

Author: Ray Takeyh, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies
March/April 2007
Foreign Affairs


To tame the growing power of Iran, Washington must eschew military options, the prospect of conditional talks, and attempts to contain the regime. Instead, it should adopt a new policy of détente. By offering the pragmatists in Tehran a chance to resume diplomatic and economic relations with the United States, it could help them sideline the radicals and tip Iran's internal balance of power in their favor.

Read full article at

More on This Topic


Propitiating Iran

Authors: Ray Takeyh and Reuel Marc Gerecht
Weekly Standard

The recent hostages-for-criminals exchange with Iran is the latest example of the Obama administration’s willingness to concede American...