Revolutionary Iran and the United States: Low-intensity Conflict in the Persian Gulf

1st Edition

Joseph J. St. Marie, Shahdad Naghshpour

Published May 4, 2011
Reference - 214 Pages
ISBN 9780754676706 - CAT# Y237798
Series: US Foreign Policy and Conflict in the Islamic World

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A unique and major contribution to the scholarly and policy debate on American foreign and economic policy toward the Islamic Republic of Iran. A volume that will be of interest to scholars and policy makers who struggle to understand the complex rivalry between these two nations and wish to analyze the Iranian/American relationship since 1979. Authors frame the conflicted relationship between Iran and the United States as a low intensity conflict, embodying elements of superpower gamesmanship, insurgent tactics and economic warfare. Revolutionary Iran and the United States is unique in its approach by exploring how diplomatic, military, and economic weapons are employed to bolster each nation's strategic and tactical advantage. This analysis encompasses the political, military, and economic facets of the rivalry.


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