United States foreign policy failures toward revolutionary Iran: miscalculating Tehran's power projection and ignoring the national character of the Iranian people

dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert
dc.contributor.advisorKadhim, Abbas
dc.contributor.authorÖz, Ömür
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentSecurity Studies
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:44:08Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:44:08Z
dc.date.issued2010-12
dc.description.abstractThe challenges that Iran poses are, arguably, some of the most significant foreign policy issues leading Washington's agendas today. Iran's power projection and regional ambitions, according to many American politicians and social scientists, defy the U.S. and its allies in the region. However, more than three decades of U.S. foreign policies towards Iran, including economic sanctions, political pressure and intimidation have neither altered the Islamic authority's aggressive diplomacy nor achieved regime change; instead, these foreign policy choices-by arousing nationalist sentiment and revealing a collective sense of discontent toward American policies among many Iranians-have actually facilitated hardliners in gaining public support. In this context, this thesis, by assessing the lessons learned from previous U.S. strategies, their successes and failures, and by considering the unintentional consequences, many of which caused a backlash among the Iranian people, as well as by examining the political and social climate that exists in Iran today, looks for a sustainable, viable and ultimately successful resolution within the Iranian society.en_US
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dc.description.serviceTurkish Air Force authoren_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/unitedstatesfore109455091
dc.format.extentxii, 95 p. ;en_US
dc.identifier.oclc697888961
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/5091
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPolitics, Practicalen_US
dc.titleUnited States foreign policy failures toward revolutionary Iran: miscalculating Tehran's power projection and ignoring the national character of the Iranian peopleen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.verifiednoen_US
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