A New U.S. Policy Paradigm Toward Iran

Publication Date: January 2009

Publisher: RAND Corporation

Author(s): Frederic Wehrey; David E. Thaler; Nora Bensahel; Kim Cragin; Jerrold D. Green; Dalia Dassa Kaye; Nadia Oweidat; Jennifer Li

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Type: Brief


Iranian power projection is marked by strengths, but it also has serious liabilities and limitations. The United States should consider a new approach to Iran that integrates elements of engagement and containment.