President Bush has adopted one strategy for dealing with Libya and North Korea, but he outlined a different one toward Iran in his State of the Union address on Monday. It’s time for some coherence in American foreign policy.
Working with local tribes in Iraq and Afghanistan has yielded encouraging results so far. Continuing this approach holds the greatest promise for stabilizing those two countries and reducing the role of U.S. troops.
Is now the time to abandon hopes of regime change and negotiate with Tehran on issues like its nuclear program and a possible security guarantee? Amitai Etzioni fires the opening salvo in a new debate on Iran policy.