Regional Pushback, Nuclear Rollback: A Comprehensive Strategy for an Iran in Turmoil

January 15, 2018

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


Michael Eisenstadt


The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

On October 13, 2017, President Donald Trump rolled out a new U.S. strategy toward Iran focused on countering its “destabilizing” regional activities, its “support for terrorist proxies,” its “proliferation of missiles,” and on fixing “serious flaws” in the July 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.1 The president, however, was largely silent about the specific steps he intended to take to achieve these goals, how the various parts of the strategy fit together, and how to prioritize and phase these various elements. By all appearances, major elements of the strategy remain to be fleshed out. The outbreak of widespread popular unrest in Iran in late December adds a further layer of complexity to the mix, but creates opportunities for the United States as well. 


Read the full report at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy