1 May 2012


Richard Dalton


This chapter is an excerpt from the report Gulf Kaleidoscope: Reflections on the Iranian Challenge, published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), edited by Jon B Alterman.

The purpose of this chapter is to assess how Iran might respond in the next few years to more explicit military deterrence, extra containment measures, and more - or more appropriate - engagement initiatives. It assesses likely Iranian responses to all three strategies given current Iranian political dynamics.

The full report can be read at CSIS.org.

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