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U.S.-Iran Misperceptions

A Dialogue

Author: Abbas Maleki,John Tirman

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623565359

Category: Political Science

Page: 176

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Can Iranians and Americans find common ground to overcome their troubled history? U.S.-Iran Misperceptions is the first written dialogue on the key issues that separate these two great countries. Bringing together former policy makers and international relations experts from the United States and Iran, U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue provides new insights into and arguments about how each country's elites view the other, and how misperceptions have blocked the two from forging a normal and productive relationship. Guided by the leading theorist of misperceptions in international relations, Columbia University Professor Robert Jervis, the book moves from Jervis's opening essay to consider mutual perceptions of ideology, nuclear weapons, neo-imperialism, regional hegemony, and the future of the relationship. It presents authoritative, clear-eyed assessments, while seeking plausible ways the two countries can avoid a catastrophic war and rebuild the relationship. U.S.-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue offers uncompromising analysis and cautious optimism.

Iran Nuclear Accord and the Remaking of the Middle East

Author: Nader Entessar,Kaveh L. Afrasiabi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442271280

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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This book essentially builds upon Entessar & Afrasiabi’s Iran Nuclear Negotiations (Rowman & Littlefied, October 2015), focusing this time on the final nuclear agreement, the ensuing debates around it, and its global and regional ramifications especially in the Middle East.

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The Case for Continuity

Author: Bledar Prifti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319453270

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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This book provides a comprehensive historical overview of US foreign policy in the Middle East using the theoretical framework of offensive realism and highlighting the role of geography and regional power distribution in guiding foreign policy. It argues that the US has been pursuing the same geostrategic interests from President Truman’s policy of containment to President Obama’s speak softly and carry a big stick policy, and contends that the US-Iran relationship has been largely characterized by continued cooperation due to shared geostrategic interests. The book highlights the continuity in US foreign policy over the last seven decades and offers a prediction for US foreign policy in reaction to current and future global events. As such, it will serve as a reference guide for not only scholars but also policy analysts and practitioners.

Psychology of a Superpower

Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Christopher Fettweis

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231547412

Category: Political Science

Page: 269

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With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the United States was left as the world’s sole superpower, which was the dawn of an international order known as unipolarity. The ramifications of imbalanced power extend around the globe—including the country at the center. What has the sudden realization that it stands alone atop the international hierarchy done to the United States? In Psychology of a Superpower, Christopher J. Fettweis examines how unipolarity affects the way U.S. leaders conceive of their role, make strategy, and perceive America’s place in the world. Combining security, strategy, and psychology, Fettweis investigates how the idea of being number one affects the decision making of America’s foreign-policy elite. He examines the role the United States plays in providing global common goods, such as peace and security; the effect of the Cold War’s end on nuclear-weapon strategy and policy; the psychological consequences of unbalanced power; and the grand strategies that have emerged in unipolarity. Drawing on psychology’s insights into the psychological and behavioral consequences of unchecked power, Fettweis brings new insight to political science’s policy-analysis toolkit. He also considers the prospect of the end of unipolarity, offering a challenge to widely held perceptions of American indispensability and asking whether the unipolar moment is worth trying to save. Psychology of a Superpower is a provocative rethinking of the risks and opportunities of the global position of the United States, with significant consequences for U.S. strategy, character, and identity.

Weltordnung

Author: Henry A. Kissinger

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641155487

Category: Political Science

Page: 480

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Henry Kissinger über die größte Herausforderung des 21. Jahrhunderts Hat das westlich geprägte Wertesystem im 21. Jahrhundert angesichts aufstrebender Mächte mit gänzlich anderem Menschenbild und Gesellschaftskonzept als Basis einer Frieden stiftenden Weltordnung ausgedient? Henry Kissinger, über Jahrzehnte zentrale Figur der US-Außenpolitik und Autorität für Fragen der internationalen Beziehungen, sieht unsere Epoche vor existenziellen Herausforderungen angesichts zunehmender Spannungen. In der heutigen global eng vernetzten Welt wäre eine Ordnung vonnöten, die von Menschen unterschiedlicher Kultur, Geschichte und Tradition akzeptiert wird und auf einem Regelwerk beruht, das in der Lage ist, regionale wie globale Kriege einzudämmen. Der Autor analysiert die Entstehung der unterschiedlichen Ordnungssysteme etwa in China, den islamischen Ländern oder im Westen und unternimmt den Versuch, das Trennende zwischen ihnen zusammenzuführen und den Grundstein für eine zukünftige friedliche Weltordnung zu legen.

Halbmond und Stern

die Türkei zwischen zwei Welten

Author: Stephen Kinzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527504931

Category:

Page: 305

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Die Türkei ist ein Land der Gegensätze: sie steht zwischen der Vergangenheit des Osmanischen Reichs, und der Hoffnung auf eine demokratische Zukunft, dem starken Militär und einer bürgerlichen Gesellschaft, der muslimischen Tradition und dem laizistischen Staat. Außerdem ist die Türkei NATO-Mitglied, liegt sowohl in Asien als auch in Europa und spielt eine zentrale Rolle in der Nahost-Politik des Westens. Stephen Kinzer war Korrespondent der New York Times in Istanbul und schildert lyrisch, manchmal sogar romantisch, aber immer mit der nötigen Distanz diesen Staat, der für Deutschland und Europa so wichtig ist. Ein Buch über ein Land in zwei Welten, geschrieben von einem Insider aus dem Westen, der beide Welten kennt.

Foreign Policy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

Page: N.A

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Anticipating a Nuclear Iran

Challenges for U.S. Security

Author: Jacquelyn K. Davis,Robert L. Pfaltzgraff Jr.

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231535945

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This volume is based on the assumption that Iran will soon obtain nuclear weapons, and Jacquelyn K. Davis and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff Jr. develop alternative models for assessing the challenges of a nuclear Iran for U.S. security. Through three scenario models, the book explores the political, strategic, and operational challenges facing the United States in a post–Cold War world. The authors concentrate on the type of nuclear capability Iran might develop; the conditions under which Iran might resort to threatened or actual weapons use; the extent to which Iran's military strategy and declaratory policy might embolden Iran and its proxies to pursue more aggressive policies in the region and vis-à-vis the United States; and Iran's ability to transfer nuclear materials to others within and outside the region, possibly sparking a nuclear cascade. Drawing on recent post–Cold War deterrence theory, the authors consider Iran's nuclear ambitions as they relate to its foreign policy objectives, domestic politics, and role in the Islamic world, and they suggest specific approaches to improve U.S. defense and deterrence planning.

Reshaping Rogue States

Preemption, Regime Change, and US Policy toward Iran, Iraq, and North Korea

Author: Alexander T.J. Lennon,Camille Eiss

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262265393

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

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An analysis of the policies of preemption and regime change as well as an examination of US policy options for dealing with each country in the "axis of evil." In January 2002, President George W. Bush declared Iran, Iraq, and North Korea constituents of an "axis of evil." US strategy toward each of these countries has clearly varied since, yet similar issues and policy options have emerged for US relations with all three. Reshaping Rogue States seeks to improve our understanding of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea as well as of current and future policy options to combat the threats these nations pose. The book's comprehensive analysis of preemption and regime change debates the circumstances under which each policy might be justified or legal under international law. Prominent strategists and policymakers consider alternatives to preemption—including prevention, counterproliferation, and cooperative security—and draw conclusions from efforts to bring about regime change in the past. Reshaping Rogue States also reviews the differing policy challenges presented by each so-called axis member. Specifically, it considers how the United States might strike a balance with North Korea through multilateral negotiations; the changes within Iran that call for changes in US policy; and the dilemmas the United States faces in post-Saddam Iraq, including continuing insurgency, instability, and the feasibility of democracy.

The Clinton administration and the future of U.S.-Iran relations

Thursday, January 14, 1993, Washington

Author: Hooshang Amirahmadi,James A. Bill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 55

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Mein gelobtes Land

Triumph und Tragödie Israels

Author: Ari Shavit

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641148219

Category: Political Science

Page: 592

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Die große Geschichte Israels Der renommierte Journalist Ari Shavit sieht Israel in einer halt- und ausweglosen Lage: als jüdisch-westlicher Staat in einer arabisch-islamischen (Um-)Welt seit seiner Gründung in der Existenz bedroht, andererseits Okkupationsmacht über ein anderes, das palästinensische Volk. Der Innovationskraft und Lebensfreude seiner Menschen stehen ein bröckelndes Gemeinwesen, zermürbende Konflikte, militärische Scheinerfolge und der Verlust internationalen Ansehens gegenüber. Was als gemeinschaftlicher hoffnungsfroher Aufbruch begann, insbesondere nach den Schrecken des Holocausts, der gemeinsame Bau von Eretz Israel, ist heute allgemeiner Desillusion und Desintegration gewichen. Shavit erzählt, zunächst auf den Spuren seines zionistischen Urgroßvaters, eine sehr persönliche Geschichte Israels während der letzten anderthalb Jahrhunderte, von Erfolgen im steten Überlebenskampf, aber auch von schuldbehafteter Tragik und unübersehbarem Niedergang.

Dunkle Wasser

Roman

Author: Louise Doughty

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 364118942X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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John Harper liegt in einer abgelegenen Hütte auf einer indonesischen Insel nachts wach, horcht, wie der Regen auf das Dach trommelt, und fürchtet um sein Leben. Doch er hat weniger Angst vor dem, was kommt, als vor einer Tat, die er begangen hat. Bei einem Besuch in der nächstgelegenen Stadt begegnet er Rita, einer Frau mit eigener schwieriger Vergangenheit. Sie lassen sich auf eine Affäre ein, die Harper ungeahnte Möglichkeiten des Exils eröffnet – doch bringt er Rita damit gleichzeitig in Gefahr. An wechselnden Schauplätzen – Europa während des Kalten Krieges, die amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung in Kalifornien und Indonesien –, zeigt Louise Doughty meisterhaft, wie John Harpers Lebensstationen mit finsteren Kapiteln der jüngsten Weltgeschichte verknüpft sind.

The US-Iran Relationship

The Impact of Political Identity on Foreign Policy

Author: Penelope Kinch

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781784532543

Category:

Page: 320

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Since the Revolution of 1978/79, which eventually brought to power Ayatollah Khomeini and his circle of conservative, though politically active, clerics, the relationship between Iran and the USA has represented one of the world's most complex and hostile international entanglements. In this book, Penelope Kinch analyses the extent to which political identity has contributed to challenges in the relationship and the role of myths in foreign policy. Kinch first examines the construction of political identity in each country, and thereby traces the imagined norms which have their impact on international behaviour. Looking at the misperceptions that have precluded closer communication between the two states, Kinch examines both historical issues, such as the 1979 US embassy hostage crisis as well as more contemporary crises, most notably over Iran's nuclear power programme.

Iran and the United States

An InsiderÂ?s View on the Failed Past and the Road to Peace

Author: Seyed Hossein Mousavian,Shahir Shahidsaless

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1628927607

Category: Political Science

Page: 384

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2014 Scores of books have been written by Western experts, mainly American, looking at the root causes of the conflict between Iran and the US. However, none of them have presented an inside look at this complex relationship from within the Iranian culture, society, and most importantly, the Iranian policy-making system. This gap has been the cause of misperceptions, misanalyses, and conflict, followed by the adoption of US policies that have failed to achieve their objectives. Seyed Hossein Mousavian worked for over 30 years on diplomatic efforts between Iran and the West, serving in numerous official posts, and as a confidante, colleague, and peer to many former and current high ranking Iranian officials, including now-President Hassan Rouhani and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Here the former diplomat gives an insider's history of the troubled relationship between Iran and the US. His unique firsthand perspective blends memoir, analysis, and never before seen details of the many near misses in the quest for rapprochement. With so much at stake, the book concludes with a roadmap for peace that both nations so desperately need.

The Iranian Journal of International Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Islamic civilization

Page: N.A

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Buddhism in Iran

An Anthropological Approach to Traces and Influences

Author: M. Vaziri

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137022949

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 6463

Exploring the interactions of the Buddhist world with the dominant cultures of Iran in pre- and post-Islamic times, Vaziri demonstrates that the traces and cross-influences of Buddhism have brought the material and spiritual culture of Iran to its present state even after the term was eradicated from the literary and popular language of the region.

Thinking Beyond the Stalemate in U.S.-Iranian Relations: Policy review

Author: Lee Hamilton,James R. Schlesinger,Brent Scowcroft

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iran

Page: 32

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American foreign policy towards Iran

between values and interests or beyond?

Author: Constanze Quosh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Iran

Page: 82

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Starship Troopers

Der Science Fiction Klassiker von Robert A. Heinlein

Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: Mantikore-Verlag

ISBN: 3945493137

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 8825

Gewinner des Hugo Awards! DER KLASSIKER DER SCIFI-LITERATUR IST ZURÜCK! "NUR EIN TOTER BUG IST EIN GUTER BUG!" Der junge Juan Rico tritt der mobilen Infanterie bei und erlebt als Soldat den totalen Krieg gegen die außerirdischen "Bugs". Heinleins düstere Vision einer militarisierten Zukunft ist eines der erfolgreichsten und gleichzeitig umstrittensten Werke der Science Fiction Literatur! "TO THE EVERLASTING GLORY OF THE INFANTRY!"

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