The Islamic Republic of Iran. (c2010)

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dc.contributor.author Othman, Zanoubia
dc.date.accessioned 2011-10-25T10:00:49Z
dc.date.available 2011-10-25T10:00:49Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-10-25
dc.date.submitted 2010-01-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/888
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 78-81). en_US
dc.description.abstract The Iranian revolution has redrawn not only the nature of the state in Iran but also the political map in the M.E. The repercussions of the 1979 revolution within and outside the Islamic Republic are attributed to the ideology of the Islamic state as established by Khomeini. Consequently, to understand Iranian foreign policy, it is important to understand the impact of the ideological considerations for the Iranian regime. The thesis therefore presents Iranian foreign policy from an ideological, pragmatic and systematic perspective. These three political orientations, the thesis argues, have been constantly balanced and reorganized according to the changes in the regional and international stages. Accordingly, the thesis interprets the dynamic evolution of Iranian foreign policy from a historic and contemporary perspectives; touching on its Shiism and welayat-elfaqih ideological foundations. It also analyzes Iranian pragmatism toward neighboring countries and the U.S. following the demise of the Soviet power and U.S. encroachment on Iran's eastern and western borders through Iraq and Afghanistan. Moreover, the thesis examines the various political factions of the Iranian regime which shape Iran's policy making. The thesis concludes that Iranian foreign policy whether in regard to its nuclear program, its animosity towards Israel and the U.S. and its support of diverse transnational groups in the Middle East takes into account the ideological tenet particularly that of the faqih, which may not necessarily imply greater regional or international pragmatism. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Islam and state -- Iran en_US
dc.subject Islam and politics en_US
dc.subject Ideology -- Religious aspects -- Islam en_US
dc.subject Iran -- Foreign relations en_US
dc.title The Islamic Republic of Iran. (c2010) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle Ideology of the state and its foreign polic implications en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199506650 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Paul Tabar
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 81 leaves; 30 cm. Available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Imad Salamey
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2010.41 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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