Thursday, September 27, 2012
What's the Solution?
A recent interview with Stephen Kinzer in The Times of India.
In such a complex situation, you make the provocative argument that the US and Iran need not be eternal enemies - but instead have many common interests. Could you elaborate?
The US and Iran have common interests in controlling terrorism, in fighting al-Qaida, interdicting drug traffic and calming turmoil in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iran is also the only country in the Middle East, other than Turkey, which has been working towards democracy for 100 years. These countries do have more in common than emotion allows them to realize.