|Confronting Iran: The failure of American foreign policy and the roots of mistrust
|Ali m. Ansari
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|London : Hurst Publishers, 2006
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|Index. décimale :
|United States--Foreign relations--Iran ; Nuclear weapons--Iran
The Islamic Republic of Iran's ongoing nuclear programme has provoked a major crisis in its relations with the US and other western powers.
Ali Ansari, a Briton of Iranian origin, argues that the crisis is a symptom of broader, long-term fissures in US-Iranian relations, and in Confronting Iran he seeks to disentangle the myths surrounding this gulf in understanding which is compounded by the nature of the two countries, their foreign policy establishments and the fraught history of their relations since the 1979 revolution. Ansari reviews US-Iranian relations since 9/11 and attempts by the EU to broker a settlement acceptable to all parties.
He argues that the European position has been dictated as much by its relations with the US in the wake of the invasion of Iraq as by domestic politics in Iran, and he concludes by assessing the election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as president, and its likely impact on the view from Tehran and Washington.
|327.73055 ANS C
|Royal Military Academy