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Time for Détente With Iran

Author: Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
March/April 2007
Foreign Affairs

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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.

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