May 20, 2011

U.S. Policy Toward Iran in a Changing Middle East

CNAS, Center for a New American Security

The wave of uprisings that have rocked the Arab world will have dramatic consequences for America’s strategy toward Iran. Arguments rage over whether the upheavals have strengthened or weakened Iran, Tehran’s role in sparking or exploiting the turbulence, how new regimes in key Arab states might interact with the Islamic Republic, and if the wave of protests might reach Iran itself. But for all of the uncertainty, one  thing seems clear: The foundations of the Obama administration’s Iran strategy are crumbling. This report lays out a U.S. strategy toward Iran that is a policy reset from the regional status quo.

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