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The Resource US foreign policy and the Iranian revolution : the Cold War dynamics of engagement and strategic alliance, Christian Emery, (electronic book ;)

US foreign policy and the Iranian revolution : the Cold War dynamics of engagement and strategic alliance, Christian Emery, (electronic book ;)

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US foreign policy and the Iranian revolution : the Cold War dynamics of engagement and strategic alliance
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US foreign policy and the Iranian revolution
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the Cold War dynamics of engagement and strategic alliance
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Christian Emery
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Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a fresh perspective on the origins of the confrontation between the US and Iran. It demonstrates that, contrary to the claims of Iran's leaders, there was no instinctive American hostility towards the Revolution, and explains why many assumptions guiding US policy were inappropriate for dealing with the new reality in Iran.
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Emery, Christian
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327.73055
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non fiction
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  • United States
  • Iran
  • United States
  • United States
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • United States
  • United States
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In February 1979, a revolution led by a seventy-six year old cleric espousing a relatively obscure interpretation of Shia Islam succeeded in dislodging one of Washington's most powerful allies in the Middle East. Although low-level analysts had long warned of a crisis looming in Iran, Carter's senior foreign policy advisors, distracted by more pressing foreign policy initiatives, had resisted any serious rethinking of US strategy. US policymakers now had no choice but to adjust to a completely new reality in Iran. This book examines the nature of that adjustment. It demonstrates that, contrary to the claims of Iran's leaders, US diplomats tried in good faith to build bridges with the new regime. Good faith was not enough, however, and this study explains why many assumptions guiding US policy were inappropriate for dealing with the new reality in Iran. It examines how US policy objectives in Iran were refashioned in light of three major and converging crises: the Iran hostage crisis, the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan, and the onset of the Iran-Iraq dynamic. By re-examining the Carter administration's record in post-revolutionary Iran, Emery provides a fresh perspective on the origins of one of the most bitter and enduring confrontations in international relations
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US foreign policy and the Iranian revolution : the Cold War dynamics of engagement and strategic alliance, Christian Emery, (electronic book ;)
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Contents
Introduction PART I: THE ORIGINS OF ENGAGEMENT 1. The Collapse of US Policy 1977-79 2. Framing the Revolution as a Cold War Crisis 3. US-Iranian Elite Interactions and the Pathologies of Engagement PART II: THE DYNAMICS OF ENGAGEMENT 4. Putting Engagement into Practise 5. The CIA and Engagement PART III: ENGAGEMENT HELD HOSTAGE 6. Re-evaluating US Policy after the Hostage Crisis 7. Viewing Afghanistan through the prism of Iran 8. US Policy and the Iran-Iraq War 1980-81 Conclusion Appendix: Note on Primary Sources
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9781137329875
Extent
284 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137329875
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unspecified
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PDF.
Label
US foreign policy and the Iranian revolution : the Cold War dynamics of engagement and strategic alliance, Christian Emery, (electronic book ;)
Publication
Note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Contents
Introduction PART I: THE ORIGINS OF ENGAGEMENT 1. The Collapse of US Policy 1977-79 2. Framing the Revolution as a Cold War Crisis 3. US-Iranian Elite Interactions and the Pathologies of Engagement PART II: THE DYNAMICS OF ENGAGEMENT 4. Putting Engagement into Practise 5. The CIA and Engagement PART III: ENGAGEMENT HELD HOSTAGE 6. Re-evaluating US Policy after the Hostage Crisis 7. Viewing Afghanistan through the prism of Iran 8. US Policy and the Iran-Iraq War 1980-81 Conclusion Appendix: Note on Primary Sources
Control code
9781137329875
Extent
284 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781137329875
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

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