Zbigniew Brzezinski; Robert Michael Gates; Suzanne Maloney; Council on Foreign Relations. Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Iran.
|描述：||84 p. : map ; 22 cm.|
|内容：||Map of the Islamic Republic of Iran. --
Executive summary. --
Task force report. Introduction ; Why Iran matters ; Iran's domestic dilemmas ; Iran's approach to the world ; Iran's nuclear programs ; Involvement with regional conflicts ; Recent U.S. policy toward Tehran ; Assessments and recommendations. --
Additional and dissenting views. --
Task force members. --
Task force observers. --
Appendix A: Important dates in U.S.-Iranian history. --
Appendix B: Iran at a glance. --
Appendix C: Iranian state institutions and political actors.
|责任：||Zbigniew Brzezinski and Robert M. Gates, co-chairs ; Suzanne Maloney, project director.|
Over the past quarter century, relations between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have been trapped by legacies of the past. The aftermath of the 1979 revolution transformed Iran from a staunch ally into one of the most intractable opponents of the United States in the region and beyond. Today, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have positioned American troops along Iran's borders, making the United States and Iran wary competitors and neighbors who nonetheless possess some overlapping interests. All of this is occurring against a backdrop of the problems posed by Iran's nuclear program and its involvement with terrorism. Clearly, contending with Iran will constitute one of the most complex and pressing challenges facing the next U.S. administration. The Council on Foreign Relations established this Independent Task Force to consider both Iran's domestic reality and its foreign policy and to examine ways the United States can foster a relationship with Iran that better protects and promotes American interests in a critical part of the world.