US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis

US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis

by David Patrick Houghton


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521801164
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 07/01/2001
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations Series , #75
Pages: 270
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile: 1720L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Jimmy Carter and the tragedy of foreign policy; 2. Locating the argument: a review of the existing literature; 3. The origins of the crisis; 4. The waiting game; 5. Days of decision: the hostage rescue mission; 6. Hostages to history; 7. Some alternative explanations: non-analogical accounts of the Iran decision-making; 8. Conclusions; Appendix I. Dramatis personae; Appendix II. The major historical analogies used; Bibliography; Index.

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