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dc.contributor.advisorGhoreishi, Ahmad
dc.contributor.advisorMagnus, Ralph
dc.contributor.authorMacler, Todd P.
dc.dateSeptember, 1999
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-07T15:35:33Z
dc.date.available2012-09-07T15:35:33Z
dc.date.issued1999-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/13701
dc.description.abstractIranian foreign policy, like any state's foreign policy, is the product of various pressures originating in domestic, international, cultural, historical, institutional, and even individual factors. However, the greatest amount of understanding and potential for prediction can be obtained using the historical institutional method, focusing on Iran's history of foreign domination, the role of Twelve Shia Islam, and the particular institutions of the Islamic Republic. These three factors both drive and constrain foreign policy decisions in every case. They can be used to understand the prospect for rapprochement between the United States and Iran in the present circumstances, as well as guide future U.S.-Iranian relations. As a major producer of oil and natural gas, Iran's foreign policy is relevant to U.S. interests. Furthermore, Iran's location as the bridge between the Middle East and Central and South Asia, as well as its long Persian Gulf coastline make it a strategic state. Lastly, Iran's foreign policies have a dramatic impact on U.S. interests such as Israel, stability in the Persian Gulf region, and access to Central Asian resources.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/therootofiranifo1094513701
dc.format.extentix, 111 p.;28 cm.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimited.en_US
dc.titleThe root of Iranian foreign policy/Todd P. Macler.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Air Force (U.S.A.F.) author.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A. in National Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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