Are we on the cusp of d tente with Iran? Conventional wisdom certainly seems to believe so. Since the start of diplomacy between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 powers (the United States, France, England, Russia, China, Germany) in November 2013, hopes have been running high for a historic reconciliation of Iran's clerical regime with the West.
Yet there is ample reason for skepticism that the United States and its allies can truly curb Iran's nuclear ambitions by diplomatic means. Moreover, the West's current focus on Iran's nuclear program is deeply dangerous insofar as it fails to recognize--let alone address--Iran's other international activities or its foreign policy aims. Those objectives are global, and they continue to grow in scope and menace.
In this sobering book, Ilan Berman illuminates the multiple dimensions of the Iranian threat and exposes the perils of lodging confidence in diplomacy with the Islamic Republic.Author:
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About the Author
Ilan Berman is vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council, with expertise on regional security in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Russian Federation. He has consulted for the Central Intelligence Agency and the U.S. Department of Defense, and has assisted various governmental agencies and congressional offices. Mr. Berman is on the associated faculty at Missouri State University's Department of Defense and Strategic Studies. He also serves as a columnist for Forbes online and as the editor of the Journal of International Security Affairs. His most recent book is Implosion: The End of Russia and What It Means for America (Regnery, 2013).