For Iran’s regional cooperation offer to work, more Middle Eastern nations need to achieve foreign policy independence.
Hillary Mann Leverett
Hillary Mann Leverett is the CEO of the political risk consultancy STRATEGA. She served in the US National Security Council and State Department under... Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush. She is co-author of Going to Tehran: Why America Must Accept the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The West is miscalculating Rohani and fail to understand the system that governs Iranian politics and policy-making.
As long as Washington refuses to recognise Iran’s right to enrich, no substantial agreement will be possible.
The continuing deadlock with Iran over its nuclear programme is due to a unipolar vision of world order.
President Obama is replicating the self-damaging policies of his predecessors in a region vital to US interests.