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dc.contributor.advisorMagnus, Ralph H.
dc.contributor.authorMasch, Donald George
dc.dateJune 1980
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-16T21:01:15Z
dc.date.available2012-11-16T21:01:15Z
dc.date.issued1980-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/18983
dc.description.abstractIran has had a long history of relations with Czarist and Soviet Russia, one which has often been characterized by highly opportunistic attempts by Russian leaders to dominate Iran. The development and success of the Islamic Revolt which toppled Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, in 1979 had a profound effect on the Soviet-Iranian relationship. Unsure of the eventual outcome, Moscow's leaders reacted cautiously and at the same time opportunistically. The Soviet aim was to avoid committing its support before the revolution's outcome was clear; to protect Soviet interests which could be affected by the instability in Iran; and yet to be in a position to take advantage of whatever situation developed as a result of the conflict. Despite its best efforts, however, the Kremlin has been unable to exploit to any significant degree the advantages thought to be inherent in the overthrow of the Shah and the demise of American influence in Iran, and finds itself instead confronted with a number of issues which hinder its ability to do so.
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theiranirevoluti1094518983
dc.language.isoen_US
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.
dc.titleThe Iranian revolution and its impact on the future of Soviet-Iranian relations : an assessment.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorforeign relations
dc.subject.authorIran
dc.subject.authorforeign relations
dc.subject.authorUSSR
dc.subject.authorSoviet-Iranian relations
dc.subject.authorShah of Iran
dc.subject.authorIranian Revolution
dc.subject.authorIslamic Revolt
dc.subject.authorPersian Gulf
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Army
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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