Center for Strategic and International Studies. May 21, 2012.
This volume is an effort to understand the positions of key actors toward success and failure on Iran, and the responses of those actors to each other. Every party’s actions affects that of the others, and the actions of all of the parties affect Iranian behavior. This volume covers what different U.S. diplomatic policies toward Iran might entail, focusing on engagement, containment, and deterrence. The volume then analyzes the attitudes and responses of key actors: Israel, Iran’s Gulf Arab neighbors, the emerging powers of Turkey, China, India, and Russia, and the Iranians themselves. The report concludes that success lies in a dynamic U.S. strategy that engages a range of other actors and gives them a stake in both strategies and outcomes. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://csis.org/files/publication/120518_%20Alterman_GulfKaleidoscope_Web.pdf [PDF format, 120 pages].