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dc.contributor.advisorLavoy, Peter
dc.contributor.advisorLooney, Robert
dc.contributor.authorVan Meter, Eric M.
dc.dateDecember 1995
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-29T22:50:21Z
dc.date.available2013-04-29T22:50:21Z
dc.date.issued1995-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/31392
dc.description.abstractThe world's growing dependence on petroleum to fuel economic development ensures that a stable Persian Gulf will continue to be a vital American interest. Iran, due to its large population, abundant natural resources and geographic position demands Washington's full attention. The Clinton administration has chosen to reverse the Bush policy practice of rewarding Iran for good behavior and has instead embarked on a confrontational course with Tehran through a policy of containment. This thesis provides an examination of U.S. - Iranian security perspectives, a discussion of internal Iranian and regional dynamics, and analysis several alternative American policy proposals. The argument advanced in this study is that the United States can better influence Iranian behavior engaging Iran politically and economically. The author reaches the conclusion that the United States and Iran share many strategic and economic interests. It is recommended that America pursue these shared interests, from its current position of strength and gain Iran's cooperation on important issues. Constructive engagement with Iran would strengthen the pragmatic elements in the government, foster economic development and improve the security and stability of the region.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/americforeignpol1094531392
dc.format.extent117 p.en_US
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. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAmerican foreign policy and Iranen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.description.funderNAen_US
dc.description.recognitionNAen_US
dc.description.serviceU.S. Navy (U.S.N.) 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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