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Blechman and Brumberg recommend strategic engagement with Iran in Foreign Policy

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In the coming decade, Iran’s politics will be defined by a slow, agonizing struggle waged through, rather than against, the institutions of the Islamic Republic. If we indulge in the seductive dream of a sudden democratic revolution — whether delivered by bombs from above or by popular resistance from below — we will destroy the seeds of a political change in Iran. But if we push for a process of engagement that moves Iran and the U.S. from conflict to diplomatic coexistence, we can help nurture Iran’s own capacity to change and transform from within.

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