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
Published: Santa Monica, CA RAND ©2009©2009, 2009
Series:RAND Corporation monograph series
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-143)
  • Iran is unlike other countries but hardly beyond understanding
  • Appendixes: A. Workshop agenda
  • B. Workshop papers
  • Decisionmaking for national security: the nuclear case / Shahram Chubin
  • Negotiating with Iran: a case study / James Dobbins
  • Iran's defense establishment / Anoush Ehteshami
  • Negotiating with Iran / Jerrold D. Green
  • Understanding Ayatollah Khameini: the leader's thoughts on Israel, the U.S., and the nuclear program / Karim Sadjadpour
  • The politics of factionalism in Iran / Koichiro Tanaka
  • Economic decisionmaking in Iran / Koichiro Tanaka
  • Iran in the Arab spere: debating legitimacy, sovereignty, and regional order / Fred Wehrey
  • Iran's oil sector: questions, puzzles, explanations / Charles Wolf, Jr.
  • C. Biographies of workshop participants