Richard Haass is the current president of the Council on Foreign Relations American think tank. Haass is also the author of War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars.
According to the Los Angeles Times, he "recently wrote that he no longer supports efforts to engage Iran in talks and wanted Western governments to focus on nonviolent means of promoting political change in Iran."
Haass wrote in Newsweek "The nuclear talks are going nowhere. Instead we should be focusing on another fact: Iran may be closer to profound political change than at any time since the revolution that ousted the shah 30 years ago."
- U.S. changing focus of Iran policy | Paul Richter | Los Angeles Times | March 9, 2010
- Haass: Regime Change Is the Only Way to Stop Iran | Richard N. Haass | Newsweek | January 22, 2010