Accession Number:

ADA554597

Title:

Israel and Iran: A Dangerous Rivalry

Descriptive Note:

Monograph

Corporate Author:

RAND NATIONAL DEFENSE RESEARCH INST SANTA MONICA CA

Report Date:

2011-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

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 countrys threat perceptions of the other and their implications for U.S. regional interests. The monographs 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 Israels Strategic Community about the Value of a Military Strike Option and the Emergence of a New Regime in Iran Could Reshape the Rivalry.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE