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U.S.-Iranian Dialogue in Obama's Second Term

johnm h Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 6:57 AM
It's hard to imagine, but since sanctions do not affect Iranian behavior and not having an embassy only weakens the us, we should try to normalize relations,if only to have better target data and better relations with Ianian opposition.

By Reva Bhalla
Vice President of Global Affairs

As U.S. President Barack Obama's second-term foreign policy team begins to take shape, Iran remains unfinished business for the U.S. administration. The diplomatic malaise surrounding this issue over the past decade has taken its toll on Washington and Tehran. Even as the United States and Iran are putting out feelers for another round of negotiations, expectations for any breakthrough understandably remain low. Still, there has been enough movement over the past week to warrant a closer look at this long-standing diplomatic impasse.

At the Munich Security Conference held...