RETHINKING POLICY ON IRAN…. Following up on an item from last night, Flynt Leverett, senior fellow and director of the New America Foundation’s Geopolitics of Energy Initiative, and Hillary Mann Leverett, CEO of STRATEGA, a political risk consultancy, have a fascinating and provocative item in the upcoming issue of the Washington Monthly on the next president’s unique opportunity to reorient U.S. policy towards Iran. Both will be speaking about the thesis of the piece at the New America Foundation in about 10 minutes, at a forum moderated by Steve Clemons.
Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.
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