Iran in the International System: Between Great Powers and Great Ideas, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Iran in the International System

Between Great Powers and Great Ideas, 1st Edition

Edited by Heinz Gärtner, Mitra Shahmoradi

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288 pages | 32 B/W Illus.

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Iran has often been at the centre of the political debate on both the Gulf region and the transatlantic relations. Following the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Viennese nuclear agreement signed by the five permanent members of the UN-Security Council, the relationship between Iran and the world entered a new phase. Drawing on Iran’s history and its relations with great powers and its regional neighbours, this book addresses the question of how much continuity and/or change there is in Iranian international relations since the Iranian revolution.

With high expectations within Iran for improved relations with Europe, the authors of this book call for a new and more realistic approach to be undertaken by the Iranian leadership towards the US if Iran is to find a role for itself within regional and international structures. It will be of interest to aacademics, policy-makers, students, journalists, the military and departments of Iranian studies.

Reviews

"The risk of conflict between Iran and the United States is real and growing. This timely collection of excellent essays helps explain why. A diverse set of international experts analyze the complex history of U.S.-Iranian relations, the impact of sanctions on the Iranian economy and domestic politics, and the possible fate of the Iran nuclear deal. Most importantly, the authors present creative ideas about how best to reduce these risks." - Scott D. Sagan

Table of Contents

Preface

Hannes Swoboda and Stephanie Fenkart

Preface in Farsi

Mitra Shahmoradi

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part 1: USA and Vienna Nuclear Agreement

1 Iran’s Relations with the United States: Current Conditions in Historical Perspective

Shireen T. Hunter

2 The Iranian Threat: The Construction of Insecurity

Andreas M. Bock

3 The fate of the JCPOA

Heinz Gärtner

Part 2: Iranian economy: crippled and resilient

4 Iran’s Endogenous Role in the International Economic System

Mahdi Ghodsi

5 The Impact of Economic Sanctions on the Iranian Middle Class

Mahnaz Zahirinejad

Part 3: Eurasian perspectives on Iran

6 Iran and Europe: The never-ending hope for strong and efficient relations

Bernard Hourcade

7 Irans’s unequal partners: Russia and India

Erzsébet N. Rózsa

8 The Iranian Nuclear Issue and China: Sino-Iranian Interactions Within and Beyond the UNSC

Mher D. Sahakyan

Part 4: Revolution and Society

9 Iran and the International Order: Historic Transitions and New Challenges

Abbas Milani

10 Transparent Veil

Mitra Shahmoradi

11 Iran before the revolution: some considerations concerning socio-cultural aspects of urban life in the Sixties of the past century

Bert G. Fragner

Conclusions

About the Editors

Heinz Gärtner is lecturer at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna and at Danube University.

Mitra Shahmoradi is a freelance artist, painter, poet and art educator in Vienna.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

International relations is a rapidly changing area of research, reacting to and anticipating an ever more integrated and globalised world. This series aims to publish the best new work in the field of international relations, and of politics more generally. Books in the series challenge existing empirical and normative theories, and advance new paradigms as well as presenting significant new research.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL011010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy