Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations Press
In this timely report, a bipartisan group of experts concludes that the Islamic Republic is solidly entrenched and that the urgency of the concerns around Irans policies mandates that Washington deal with the current regime rather than wait it out. The Task Forceco-chaired by former National Security Adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski and former Director of Central Intelligence Robert M. Gatesrecommends selective engagement with Tehran to promote regional stability, dissuade Iran from pursuing nuclear weapons, preserve reliable energy supplies, reduce the threat of terror, and address the democracy deficit that pervades the Middle East as a whole. This volume includes a chronology of important dates in U.S.-Iranian history, economic and demographic facts about Iran, plus reference materials on Iranian state institutions and governance. The reports recommendations have sparked debate in Washington and generated extensive coverage by U.S. and international media.