The United States and Iran: Sanctions, Wars and the Policy of Dual Containment [NOOK Book]

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When and why did the United States policy of containment of Iran come about? How did it evolve? Where is it going?

Much has been said about the US policy of dual containment, particularly as it pertains to Iraq. However, there has been little in-depth analysis of this policy when it comes to Iran.

Sasan Fayazmanesh explores this often neglected subject by analyzing the history of this policy. The analysis includes the role that the Carter and ...

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The United States and Iran: Sanctions, Wars and the Policy of Dual Containment

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Overview

When and why did the United States policy of containment of Iran come about? How did it evolve? Where is it going?

Much has been said about the US policy of dual containment, particularly as it pertains to Iraq. However, there has been little in-depth analysis of this policy when it comes to Iran.

Sasan Fayazmanesh explores this often neglected subject by analyzing the history of this policy. The analysis includes the role that the Carter and Reagan Administrations played in the Iran-Iraq war, the numerous sanctions imposed on Iran by the Clinton Administration and the aggressive and confrontational policy toward Iran adopted by the George W. Bush Administration after the events of September 11, 2001.

This topical read synthesises a range of primary sources, including firsthand reports, newspaper articles and electronic media, and presents a coherent analysis of the ebbs and flows in the US thinking on Iran and Iraq.

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'Fayazmanesh has done an admirable job of examining the origin of the US policy dual containment. Recommended. All readership levels.' - K.M.Zaarour, Shaw University, Choice, June 2009
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Meet the Author

Sasan Fayazmanesh is Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Middle East Studies Project at California State University, Fresno, USA. His current areas of research include the political economy of the Middle East and monetary history and theory.

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1

2 On the origins of the dual containment policy 12

3 The dual containment policy in the 1980s 28

4 Israel and the dual containment policy 52

5 The Clinton years and the dual containment policy 70

6 The neoconservatives, dual rollback, and Israel 96

7 Pushing Iran to the top of the "to do" lists 120

8 Paving the road to the UN Security Council 141

9 Iran is referred to the Security Council 162

10 On the road to UN sanctions 185

11 Success at last: UN sanctions imposed on Iran 205

12 Conclusions 229

Notes 237

References 255

Index 258

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