Accession Number : ADA554597


Title :   Israel and Iran: A Dangerous Rivalry


Descriptive Note : Monograph


Corporate Author : RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA


Personal Author(s) : Kaye, Dalia D ; Nader, Alireza ; Roshan, Parisa


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a554597.pdf


Report Date : Jan 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 119


Abstract : Israel and Iran have come to view each other over the past decade as direct regional rivals, increasing the risks for regional crises leading to military conflict. This monograph explores the strategic, political, and ideological underpinnings of each country's threat perceptions of the other and their implications for U.S. regional interests. The monograph's key findings are as follows: The Israeli-Iranian Rivalry Could Lead to Direct Military Conflict; Despite the Current Animosity, Israel and Iran Have Not Always Been Rivals; Only in the Last Decade Have Israel and Iran Come to View Each Other as Direct Rivals; Rifts Are Emerging within Israel's Strategic Community about the Value of a Military Strike Option; and the Emergence of a New Regime in Iran Could Reshape the Rivalry.


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *IDEOLOGY , *IRAN , *ISRAEL , *NUCLEAR WEAPONS , *PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , *THREATS , *WAR POTENTIAL , BALANCE OF POWER , CONFLICT , COOPERATION , DETERRENCE , DIPLOMACY , ECONOMIC SANCTIONS , GEOPOLITICS , GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , HISTORY , LEADERSHIP , MILITARY CAPABILITIES , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Nuclear Weapons


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE