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TEHRAN, IRAN - JANUARY 10:   Mourners attend the funeral of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjanii, January 10, 2017 in Tehran, Iran. Rafsanjani, who was 82, was a pivotal figure in the foundation of the Islamic republic in 1979, served as president from 1989 to 1997. After a long career in the ruling elite, where his moderate views were not always welcome, his cunning guided him through revolution, war and the country's turbulent politics. (Photo by Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

A Practical Policy to Re-Engage and Contain Iran

Three years into the Trump administration’s erratic and aggressive Iran policy, Washington’s strategy is adrift. A coherent policy would start with new diplomacy and a short list of realistic goals. Washington should also stop exaggerating Iran’s powers.