Roger Cohen, The New York Times | October 23, 2008
The financial crisis has dominated the US election campaign, marginalizing foreign policy. ++ But it is foreign relations, and especially ties with Iran, that will be at the top of the next president’s agenda. ++ This is not only about Iran’s nuclear capacity; stability of Iraq and Afghanistan, peace in Lebanon and ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are all inconceivable without Iranian cooperation. ++ It’s time the US rethought its approach towards Iran, stopped moralizing and imposing conditions and started negotiating instead.