Iran's Foreign Policy: From Khatami to Ahmadinejad

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Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Mahjoob Zweiri
Sussex Academic Press, 2012 - History - 165 pages
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This timely collection of papers by leading academics and prominent government officials sheds new light on the foreign policy of Iran under President Khatami and on into the period of President Ahmadinejad. Iran's foreign policy during this period was based on four fundamental principles: the rejection of all forms of foreign domination, the preservation of the independence of the country and its territorial integrity, the defense of the rights of all Muslims, and the maintenance of mutually peaceful relations with all non-belligerent states. Now available in paperback, Iran's Foreign Policy examines the implications of these principles, and provides an analysis of Iran's diplomacy with regard to ongoing developments, such as the war on terror, the continuing conflict in Iraq, American-Iranian relations, British-Iranian relations, European-Iranian relations, and Arab-Iranian relations.
 

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Contents

Independence Freedom
1
Implications for the Foreign
17
Risks and Opportunities
37
A Strategic Partnership?
55
Caught Between European UnionUnited States Rivalry?
73
Diplomatic Relations Between Iran and the United
105
Iran and its Immediate Neighbourhood
129
Xhen Crisis becomes a Pattern
141
Further Reading
157
61
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Professor Anoushiravan Ehteshami is Head of the School of Government and International Affairs and Professor of International Relations at the University of Durham. Dr Mahjoob Zweiri is the former Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the University of Durham and a Senior Researcher in Middle East Politics and Iran at the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan.

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