There are no guarantees, but we should take the time to find out.
Published on: May 3, 2016
Philip Gordon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. From 2013–15 he was Special Assistant to the President and White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region. This article was originally prepared for a conference at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy, “U.S.-Iran Relations at a Crossroads,” held on April 14, 2016.