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The Resource Turkish-Iranian relations in a changing Middle East, F. Stephen Larrabee, Alireza Nader

Turkish-Iranian relations in a changing Middle East, F. Stephen Larrabee, Alireza Nader

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Turkish-Iranian relations in a changing Middle East
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Turkish-Iranian relations in a changing Middle East
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F. Stephen Larrabee, Alireza Nader
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eng
Summary
Turkish-Iranian cooperation has visibly intensified in recent years, thanks in part to Turkish energy needs and Iran's vast oil and natural gas resources. However, Turkey and Iran tend to be rivals rather than close partners. While they may share certain economic and security interests, especially regarding the Kurdish issue, their interests are at odds in many areas across the Middle East. Turkey's support for the opposition in Syria, Iran's only true state ally in the Middle East, is one example. Iraq has also become a field of growing competition between Turkey and Iran. Iran's nuclear program has been a source of strain and divergence in U.S.-Turkish relations. However, the differences between the United States and Turkey regarding Iran's nuclear program are largely over tactics, not strategic goals. Turkey's main fear is that Iran's acquisition of nuclear arms could lead to a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. This, in turn, could increase pressure on the Turkish government to consider developing its own nuclear weapon capability. U.S. and Turkish interests have become more convergent since the onset of the Syrian crisis. However, while U.S. and Turkish interests in the Middle East closely overlap, they are not identical. Thus, the United States should not expect Turkey to follow its policy toward Iran unconditionally. Turkey has enforced United Nations sanctions against Iran but, given Ankara's close energy ties to Tehran, may be reluctant to undertake the harshest measures against Iran
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Larrabee, F. Stephen
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327.561055
Funding information
The research described in this report was prepared for the National Intelligence Council ... under Contract W74V8H-06-C-0002.
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no index present
LC call number
DR479.I7
LC item number
L37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • technical reports
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  • Nader, Alireza
  • National Defense Research Institute (U.S.)
  • Rand Corporation
  • National Intelligence Council (U.S.)
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RAND Corporation research report series
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  • Turkey
  • Iran
  • Middle East
  • Iran
  • Middle East
  • Turkey
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Turkish-Iranian relations in a changing Middle East, F. Stephen Larrabee, Alireza Nader
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  • At head of title: Rand National Defense Research Institute
  • "Prepared for the National Intelligence Council."
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-46)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Purpose and organization of the study -- Turkey and Iran in a changing Middle East -- Israel and the Palestinian issue -- Central Asia and the Caucasus -- The nuclear issue -- The economic dimension -- Prospects for the future
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 46 pages).
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online
Isbn
9780833080332
Lccn
2013032740
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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Turkish-Iranian relations in a changing Middle East, F. Stephen Larrabee, Alireza Nader
Publication
Note
  • At head of title: Rand National Defense Research Institute
  • "Prepared for the National Intelligence Council."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-46)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Purpose and organization of the study -- Turkey and Iran in a changing Middle East -- Israel and the Palestinian issue -- Central Asia and the Caucasus -- The nuclear issue -- The economic dimension -- Prospects for the future
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 46 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780833080332
Lccn
2013032740
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote

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