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Iran’s Unconventional Counter U.S. Strategy
The United States and Iran are involved in a protracted political conflict over Iran’s nuclear program. This conflict has the potential to escalate into a state of military conflict. Iran has attempted to play its perceived ...
It's Not That Simple: Examining The Nuance of Economic Sanctions
(Johns Hopkins University, 2017-10-13)
Economic sanctions are a nuanced form of statecraft that have grown increasingly popular over the last several decades. However, much of the academic community’s research on the subject focuses entirely on determining ...
A Golden Land: Middle Eastern Studies, the Pahlavi-Pennsylvania Project, and Development in Iran
(Johns Hopkins University, 2017-04-14)
The period between 1958 and 1980 was a dynamic era for American universities. These postwar years witnessed a boom in area studies, encouraged by federal assistance and support from philanthropic foundations. Middle Eastern ...
THE WIDENING GYRE: FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NATIONAL SECURITY CONCERNS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
This thesis focuses on key strategic focal points within Russia’s geopolitical, domestic, and economic realms to better understand Russia’s threat perception, strengths, and weaknesses at home and abroad. By doing so ...
Iran: A Study in International Relations Theory and Practice
Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Iran has threatened U.S. security interests, pursued greater regional dominance, and displayed belligerence toward U.S. allies. To mitigate these challenges, policymakers and scholars ...