Doubling Down on Iran

Authors: Kenneth M. Pollack and Ray Takeyh
The Washington Quarterly

Kenneth M. Pollack and Ray Takeyh state, ""... it is time to appreciate that the only manner of inducing meaningful change in the Islamic Republic's behavior without the resort to war is to otherwise imperil its very existence."

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Leaky Diplomacy and Arab Anxiety

Authors: Dana H. Allin and Steven Simon
Oxford University Press

Dana H. Allin and Steven Simon say that while the WikiLeaks disclosures were reckless, Washington does not have to change its course on dealing with Iran.

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Khomeini's Long Shadow

Author: Mohamad Bazzi
Foreign Affairs

Mohamad Bazzi says a more moderate, democratic vision of Shiism could ultimately resolve the current conflict in Iran.

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Brazil Drops Out

Author: Walter Russell Mead
American Interest

Walter Russell Mead says that Brazil's recent involvement in the diplomatic dispute between Iran and the United States reveals the United States' need to identify ways to help Brazil reach its potential and help advance important American interests in Latin America.

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The Hezbollah Problem

Authors: Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson
Democracy: A Journal of Ideas

Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson argue that demilitarizing Hezbollah is crucial to rolling back Iranian influence in the Middle East and shaping an environment more conducive to Arab-Israeli accomodation.

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