IRAN: The Crescent of Crisis

IRAN COVER STORIES

Iran and a region of rising instability

"An arc of crisis stretches along the shores of the Indian Ocean, with fragile social and political structures in a region of vital importance to us threatened with fragmentation. The resulting political chaos could well be filled by elements hostile to our values and sympathetic to our adversaries." —Zbigniew Brzezinski

In the broadest and grandest of measurements, this crisis crescent envisioned by President Carter's National Security Adviser reaches all the way from Indochina to southern Africa. In practical terms, however, what Brzezinski is really speaking of are the...