This book concerns more with Iran's foreign relations and problems in the area of international affairs in light of the Gulf war and in anticipation of the post-Khomeini period. It also deals with Iranian policies toward Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. .
Introduction Part One: Two Perspectives on Iranian Foreign Policy 1. The "Pariah" Syndrome: The Complexities of the Iranian Predicament 2. Religious Dogma and the Economic and Political Imperatives of Iranian Foreign Policy Part Two: Iran and its Non-Arab Neighbors 3. Relations with Pakistan and India 4. Iran and Turkey: Permanent Revolution or Islamism in One Country? Part Three: Iran and the Middle East Situation 5. Iran and the Arab World 6. Iran's Relations with Israel, Syria, and Lebanon Part Four: Focus on the Iran-Iraq War 7. Iran and the War: From Stalemate to Cease-fire 8. The Legacy of the Iran-Iraq War Part Five: Iran and the Superpowers 9. Double Demons: Cultural Impedance in U.S.-Iranian Understanding 10. The Soviet Union and Iran: Changing Relations in the Gorbachev Era Part Six: Conclusion 11. The Internal Struggle, the Rushdie Affair, and the Prospects for the Future