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After Khomeini: New Directions in Iran's Foreign Policy [Hardcover]

K. L. Afrasiabi


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Oct. 27 1994 0813321158 978-0813321158
This book provides a new perspective on the dynamics of post-Khomeini foreign policy, identifying the sources, tensions, and dilemmas of restructuring policy in the postCold War era. Special attention is given to Irans Persian Gulf policy vis-a-vis the Kuwait crisis and to Irans new Central Asia/Caucasus policy, and linkages between these issues are carefully analyzed. Afrasiabi also offers a detailed discussion of the relation between Irans foreign policy and the New World Order, the U.S.-Iran games of strategy, and the prospects for conflict and cooperation with the Western superpower. This book offers a close reading of Iranian foreign policy praxis in the post-Khomeini era, looking in particular at questions of continuity and discontinuity with the past. Using a poststructuralist approach, Afrasiabi provides a new perspective on the dynamics of Iranian foreign policy, identifying the sources, tensions, and dilemmas of restructuring foreign policy in the postCold War era. Special attention is given to Irans Persian Gulf policy during and after the recent Kuwait crisis and to Irans new Central Asia/Caucasus policy, and linkages between these foreign policy issues are carefully analyzed.Afrasiabi offers a detailed discussion of the nature of the relation between Irans foreign policy and the New World Order, the U.S.-Iran games of strategy, and the prospects for conflict and cooperation between Iran and the Western superpower. In closing, he speculates on the future of Irans foreign policy and offers an assessment of areas that require further adjustments.

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