US-Iran relations: Perils and promises

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Since the 1979 Islamic Revolution and the subsequent taking of American hostages in Tehran, the US and Iran have been hostile towards one another. In this article, Hooshang Amirahmadi discusses US-Iran relations from the perspective of each, why Iran poses the most daunting foreign policy challenge for the Bush Administration, and the role of US public diplomacy in the uranium enrichment standoff. After discounting a number of unrealistic US options for dealing with Iran, Dr. Amirahmadi concludes that the only realistic one is for the US to normalize relations with Iran.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-12
Number of pages10
JournalGeopolitics of Energy
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Fuel Technology

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