Accession Number:

ADA123473

Title:

Economic Dimensions of US Relations with Iran and Saudi Arabia in the 1980's

Descriptive Note:

Strategic issues research memo.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-11-26

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The Iranian Revolution of February 1979, the hostage crisis, and the anti-American fervor of the clerical leadership in Iran have led to a situation where both Iran and the United States-after over a quarter of a century of close relations-seem to have parted ways. For the American Government and the public, the mess in Iran is something they wish to forget, fearing any public statements would worsen the already poor or nonexistent state of relations. On the Iranian side, the United States remains the scapegoat for all failures of the clerical regime everything from the war with Iraq to urban guerrillas and electrical shortages. The following brief analysis is intended to show whether there are, in fact, any prospects and possibilities for mutuality of economic interests between Iran and the Western World in the mid-range.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE