Selected Essays

Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy

Michael Doran

“The president has long been criticized for his lack of strategic vision. But what if a strategy, centered on Iran, has been in place from the start and consistently followed to this day?”

So asks Michael Doran in his blockbuster essay, “Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy.” Originally published to wide acclaim in Mosaic in February 2015, “Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy” is now available as an ebook from Mosaic Books. The ebook, available in all major outlets, features the original essay, three thoughtful responses from foreign policy luminaries Elliott Abrams, Eric Edelman, and Reuel Marc Gerecht, and Doran’s own “last word” in which he addresses the controversy his essay stirred up.

About the Author

Michael Doran is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at Hudson Institute. The author of Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East (2016), he is also a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a former senior director of the National Security Council. He tweets @doranimated.