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Dangerous But Not Omnipotent Exploring the Reach and Limitations of Iranian Power in the Middle East
     

Dangerous But Not Omnipotent Exploring the Reach and Limitations of Iranian Power in the Middle East

by Frederic Wehrey, David E. Thaler, Jerrold D. Green, Kim Cragin, Nora Bensahel
 

In an analysis grounded in the observation that although Iranian power projection is marked by strengths, it also has serious liabilities and limitations, this report surveys the nature of both in four critical areas and offers a new U.S. policy paradigm that seeks to manage the challenges Iran presents through the exploitation of regional barriers to its power and

Overview

In an analysis grounded in the observation that although Iranian power projection is marked by strengths, it also has serious liabilities and limitations, this report surveys the nature of both in four critical areas and offers a new U.S. policy paradigm that seeks to manage the challenges Iran presents through the exploitation of regional barriers to its power and sources of caution in the regime1s strategic calculus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780833045546
Publisher:
Rand Publishing
Publication date:
06/25/2009
Pages:
230
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

David Elliot Thaler (M.I.A., International Security Policy, Columbia University) is an IPA Fellow, HQ/USAF, Directorate of Programs and Evaluation, Resource Analyses Division, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Nora Bensahel (Ph.D. Political Science, Stanford University) is a policy analyst at RAND. Research focus includes military strategy, Middle East security, and military coalitions.

Jerrold D. Green (PhD, Political Science, University of Chicago) is director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy and a senior political scientist. His research interests include U.S. foreign policy, Middle East politics, sociopolitical change in developing countries, terrorism and political violence, and Mediterranean security..

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