Iran: Economic, Political and Nuclear Policies

Everett Fowler (Editor)

Series: Politics and Economics of the Middle East
BISAC: POL059000

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Since the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979, the United States and Iran have been estranged and at odds. During the 1980s and 1990s, U.S. officials identified Iran’s support for militant Middle East groups as the primary threat posed by Iran to U.S. interests and allies. Iran’s nuclear program took precedence in U.S. policy after 2002 as the potential for Iran to develop a nuclear weapon increased. In 2010, the Obama Administration orchestrated broad international economic pressure on Iran to persuade it to agree to strict limits on the program—pressure that contributed to the June 2013 election of the relatively moderate Hassan Rouhani as president of Iran and the negotiation of a nuclear agreement—the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” (JCPOA). The JCPOA exchanged sanctions relief for limits on Iran’s nuclear program. The JCPOA reduced the potential threat from Iran’s nuclear program, but did not contain strict or binding limits on Iran’s ballistic missile program; its regional influence; its conventional military programs; and its human rights abuses. The Trump Administration cited these deficiencies of the JCPOA in its May 8, 2018, announcement that the United States would exit the JCPOA and reimpose all U.S. secondary sanctions by November 4, 2018. (Imprint: SNOVA)

Chapter 1. Doing Business with Iran: EU-Iran Trade and Investment Relations
Cathleen D. Cimino-Isaacs and Kenneth Katzman

Chapter 2. Iran Policy and the European Union
Derek E. Mix and Kenneth Katzman

Chapter 3. Iran’s Expanding Economic Relations with Asia
Cathleen D. Cimino-Isaacs and Kenneth Katzman

Chapter 4. Iran: Internal Politics and U.S. Policy and Options
Kenneth Katzman

Chapter 5. Iran’s Foreign and Defense Policies
Kenneth Katzman

Chapter 6. Iran’s Threats, the Strait of Hormuz, and Oil Markets: In Brief
Michael Ratner

Chapter 7. Iran’s Presidential Elections
Kenneth Katzman

Chapter 8. Iran’s Nuclear Program: Status
Paul K. Kerr

Chapter 9. Iran Nuclear Agreement and U.S. Exit
Paul K. Kerr and Kenneth Katzman

Chapter 10. U.S. Decision to Cease Implementing the Iran Nuclear Agreement
Kenneth Katzman, Paul K. Kerr and Valerie Heitshusen

Chapter 11. Iran Missile Tests and Sanction

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