Accession Number : ADA587314


Title :   Iran's Post-9/11 Grand Bargain: Missed Opportunity for Strategic Rapprochement Between Iran and the United States


Descriptive Note : Monograph, Jun 2012-May 2013


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES


Personal Author(s) : Mehochko, Daniel A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a587314.pdf


Report Date : 23 May 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 104


Abstract : One of the most significant foreign policy dilemmas for the United States is the current stalemate with the Islamic Republic of Iran. The history of U.S.-Iran relations, since the CIA orchestrated coup of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq in 1953, is one of mutual distrust and policy error. Although successive American presidents since Iran's 1979 revolution have tried to improve relations, each effort failed because both sides refused to adjust the context through which they viewed the other. The events of 9/11, however, provided an unprecedented opportunity for a strategic rapprochement between the United States and Iran. After 9/11, Iran not only denounced the attacks and cooperated with the United States in Afghanistan, but also offered to negotiate a comprehensive resolution of differences with no preconditions.


Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , *IRAN , AFGHANISTAN , DIPLOMACY , FOREIGN POLICY , HISTORY


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE