The Evolution of US Policy towards Iran and the Iranian Nuclear Program

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dc.contributor.author Kazan, Nivine
dc.date.accessioned 2022-06-16T06:03:35Z
dc.date.available 2022-06-16T06:03:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2021 en_US
dc.date.issued 2021-05-18
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/13692
dc.description.abstract This is a study on the evolution of the US approach towards Iran and its nuclear program. Following an overview of the troubled US-Iranian relationship since the Islamic Revolution, the study zooms in on the domestic and international influences that drove President Barack Obama’s administration to pursue a multilateral deal with Iran over its nuclear program. It then presents the main provisions of the JCPOA- “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”- that emerged following lengthy and difficult negotiations between Obama’s administration, the governments of other major powers and the Iranian authorities. The thesis then turns to the abrupt shift in American policy towards Iran during Donald Trump’s administration that unilaterally withdrew the “United States” from the JCPOA and reintroduced a wide series of sanctions on Iran with the aim of strong-arming it back to the negotiating table but under new terms that also addressed Iran’s growing ballistic capabilities and its regional role. The thesis finally addresses the likelihood of the United States pursuing a more conciliatory approach towards Iran under the newly elected Democrat President Joe Biden. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- United States en_US
dc.subject Nuclear weapons -- Government policy -- Iran en_US
dc.subject Nuclear nonproliferation -- Government policy -- United States en_US
dc.subject Nuclear nonproliferation -- Government policy -- Iran en_US
dc.subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran en_US
dc.subject Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title The Evolution of US Policy towards Iran and the Iranian Nuclear Program en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201301135 en_US
dc.author.commembers Salamey, Imad
dc.author.commembers Rowayheb, Marwan
dc.author.department Social and Education Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (ix, 66 leaves): col. ill., col. map en_US
dc.author.advisor Baroudi, Sami
dc.keywords United States en_US
dc.keywords Iran en_US
dc.keywords Multilateral Negotiations en_US
dc.keywords Nuclear Proliferation en_US
dc.keywords JCPOA en_US
dc.keywords Economic Sanctions en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaf 55-66. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.222
dc.author.email nivine.kazan@lau.edu en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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