US Foreign Policy and Iran Murray: American-Iranian Relations since the Islamic Revolution / Edition 1

US Foreign Policy and Iran Murray: American-Iranian Relations since the Islamic Revolution / Edition 1

by Donette Murray
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415394066

ISBN-13: 9780415394062

Pub. Date: 09/08/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

US Foreign Policy and Iran is a study of US foreign policy decision-making in relation to Iran and its implications for Middle Eastern relations. It offers a new assessment of US-Iranian relations by exploring the rationale, effectiveness and consequences of American policy towards Iran from the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution to the present day.

Overview

US Foreign Policy and Iran is a study of US foreign policy decision-making in relation to Iran and its implications for Middle Eastern relations. It offers a new assessment of US-Iranian relations by exploring the rationale, effectiveness and consequences of American policy towards Iran from the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution to the present day.

As a key country in a turbulent region and the recipient of some of the most inconsistent treatment meted out during or after the Cold War, Iran has been both one of America's closest allies and an 'axis of evil' or 'rogue' state, targeted by covert action and contained by sanctions, diplomatic isolation and the threat of overt action. Moreover, since the attacks of 11 September 2001, Iran has played a significant role in the war on terror while also incurring American wrath for its links to international terror and its alleged pursuit of a nuclear weapons programme.

US Foreign Policy and Iran will be of interest to students of US foreign policy, Iran, Middle
Eastern Politics and international security in general

Donette Murray is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Defence and International Affairs at the Royal Military Academy
Sandhurst. She was awarded a PhD in International History by the University of Ulster in 1997.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415394062
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/08/2009
Series:
Contemporary Security Studies Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Iran Syndrome 1. The Crucible of Revolution: Carter’s Bitter Legacy 2. Reagan: After the Revolution, in Search of a Policy 3. George H.W. Bush: War and Peace 4. Clinton: Volte-Face 5. George W. Bush: The Enemy of my Enemy. Conclusion: The Carcass of Dead Policies. Select Bibliography

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