Understanding Iran

"Over the years, there have been numerous efforts to locate the roots of the Islamic Republic's intentions and motivations in the distinctiveness of its political culture and history. A rich and ancient nation, Iran has always beguiled outsiders. This complexity, combined with America'...

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Main Author: Green, Jerrold D.
Corporate Author: Rand Corporation
Other Authors: Wehrey, Frederic M., Wolf, Charles
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND ©2009©2009, 2009
Series:RAND Corporation monograph series
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Summary:"Over the years, there have been numerous efforts to locate the roots of the Islamic Republic's intentions and motivations in the distinctiveness of its political culture and history. A rich and ancient nation, Iran has always beguiled outsiders. This complexity, combined with America's lack of access to Iran since 1979, has produced a peculiar view of the Islamic Republic, a view defined by mystique and a superficial reading that places too much emphasis on Iran's 'abnormal' and 'exceptional' characteristics. This document is a short, accessible guide intended to help U.S. policymakers understand the Islamic Republic. It offers a set of short analytic observations about the processes, institutions, networks, and actors that define Iran's politics, strategy, economic policy, and diplomacy. From these, it sets out an argument for appreciating the challenges and fundamentals of negotiating with Iran."--Summary, p. ix
Physical Description:xxi, 143 pages color illustrations
ISBN:9780833045584
6612033401
9781282033405
083304558X
9786612033407
1282033409