Accession Number:

ADA126030

Title:

US (United States) Options in 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:

1983-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The problem for future US-Iran relations can be simply stated. Objectively, Iran continues to be of great importance for the United States this seemingly dictates cooperation. Subjectively, in the minds of Irans leaders, the United States remains the Great Satan and the key enemy there is no willingness to rebuild any bilateral relations. To a lesser extent, it should be mentioned, there are domestic political pressures in the United States against rapprochement with Tehran. In analyzing possible policy choices for the United States in its complex relationship with Saudi Arabia, one must strive to be precise without over simplifying, to separate long-term from short-term issues, and to be clear about ends and means. To give you a sense of my conceptual map of the region, this memorandum initially summarizes my position on many of the key questions that must be addressed before policy options can be discussed reasonably.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE