In the coming years, few if any countries will more preoccupy the foreign policy
attention of the United States than Iran. The United States has long lacked a viable
and coherent policy toward Iran. Perhaps for the first time since the fall of the
Shah's regime in 1979, the United States seems determined to try to forge one.
The United States must move swiftly to chart a bold, new course that addresses
all three of America's principal national interests with Iran. Our policy should seek
to halt the development of an Iranian nuclear bomb, to end the regime's support of