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Iranian Shi’ism under Debate
More than two decades after its victory, Iran’s Islamic revolution has resulted in profound theoretical and theological consequences for Shiite political thought. This unfolding discourse especially as represented by the ...
Iranian National-Security Debates: Factionalism and Lost Opportunities
Iran’s national-security policy is a victim of the factional debates and disagreements that characterize the Islamic Republic’s political system. ¬¬There are currently three main factions in Iran — the radicals, the ...
The United States and Iran: A Dangerous but Contained Rivalry
(The Middle East Institute, 2008-03)
Despite dangerously high tensions between the United States and Iran, which are rooted in the fundamentally different foreign policy objectives of each country, the risks of open hostilities between the two sides are ...