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The nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1 following the most stringent sanctions against Iran to date have opened new prospects for relaxation of tensions between Tehran and the West and for a U.S.-
The coming to power of new presidential administrations in both the United States and Iran, the additional sanctions, major geo-
Some view the talks as a new beginning in U.S.-
1) strategic engagement involving a nuclear weapons-
2) comprehensive cooperation following a “Grand Bargain”; and,
3) incremental strategic engagement after a nuclear deal.
These relationships deliberately focus on constructive engagement, skipping the status quo and a strike on Iran as two other possible outcomes.
If they pull it off by 2030, a U.S.-
It would also enable Washington to deploy select military assets to other locales to address other challenges while repurposing remaining forces to face new threats in the Greater Middle East.
A US Army War College Strategic Studies Institute publication.