In this book experts examine the main features of Iran’s foreign policy from 1980 – 1990, assessing relations with the UN, the superpowers, Europe, the GCC and Iraq. Although the Islamic revolution made Iran a significant force in the international arena, it is argued that the ending of the Cold War and the rise of Iraq as the dominant power in the Gulf are now creating a very different set of foreign policy challenges and options.
Foreword. Editors’ Preface. Introduction Iran and the World: Reassertion and its Costs Fred Halliday. 1. Iran and the United Nations, with Particular Reference to the Iran-Iraq War Anthony Parsons 2. The United States and Iran, 1981-9 Eric Hooglund 3. The Soviet Union and Iran, 1979-89 Manshour Varasteh 4. Iran and the European Community Anoushiravan Ehteshami 5. Iran, the Southern Mediterranean and Europe: Terrorism and Hostages George Joffe 6. The GCC and the Islamic Republic: Towards a Restoration of the Pattern Gerd Nonneman 7. Iran-Iraq: The War and Prospects for a Lasting Peace. Edgar O’Ballance 8. The Political Economy of Iran’s Foreign Trade Since the Revolution: Ideals and Practice Kamran Mofid 9. Salman Rushdie, the Ayatollah and the Limits of Toleration Iain Hamsher-Monk. Notes. Index.