The Reform Delusion

Bright people in Washington have long dreamed about the possibility of a reformed Iran. Barack Obama is just the latest.

Official White House photo, Pete Souza.

Official White House photo, Pete Souza.

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Feb. 23 2015
About the author

Reuel Marc Gerecht is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and a former case officer in the CIA with responsibility for Iranian recruitments.


Barack Obama has been eager for an Iranian diplomatic breakthrough since the beginning of his presidency, and Michael Doran, in “Obama’s Secret Iran Strategy,” has trenchantly laid out a chronology of the president’s aspirations. It’s hard, however, to find anything particularly secret about them.

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