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While there have been junctures over the past couple of decades at which one would have expected Tehran and Washington to resume diplomatic ties, for reasons rooted in Iran’s internal political infighting as well as the interests of other regional powers, this has not happened. In the past few years Iran has been the focus of international attention due to its uranium enrichment, claimed by many in the West to be the prelude to nuclear armament. This article reviews the parameters of Iran’s foreign policy in the region and assesses the prospects of war in light of the many dimensions taken into account by the United States, among others.
 
 
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Farid Mirbagheri
Farid Mirbagheri
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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