A Conversation with Tony Blair
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The tragedy of Iran is that it may not be able to reach an agreement over its nuclear program even when it knows it needs one. The Islamic Republic's political class knows its hold on power depends on sustained economic growth, and that in turn requires a resolution of the nuclear issue.
The inherently opposing interests of Iran to those of the United States challenge the notion of a U.S.-Iranian alliance to face the crises in Syria and Iraq, says CFR's Ray Takeyh.