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Reading Reagan in Tehran: A Strategy of Realistic Engagement

Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

Reading Reagan in Tehran: A Strategy of Realistic Engagement

Abbas Milani
Michael McFaul
The Washington Quarterly
January, 2016

"A return to isolation and complete confrontation with Iran is neither wise nor possible. Instead, in part because current U.S.-Iranian relations are analogous to U.S.-Soviet relations in the 1980s, the Trump administration should take a page from Reagan and Secretary George Shultz toward the Soviets and adopt an approach of realistic engagement toward Iran."