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Iran is becoming the number one agenda item of the international agenda. This paper explores the relationship between three dimensions of the topic:  Iran’s  quest for nuclear weapons, internal dynamics of the regime, and Transatlantic relations as they relate to Iran. The inherent conflicts between approaches towards Iran are taken up in light of the impact to domestic reforms and potential security threats.  Everts outlines the consequences for Europe of the various  US policy options  towards Iran and analyses the links among policy formulations. Focusing on the need for the EU to come up with effective and creative policies, Everts points out that Europe, and especially Britain, must influence America in order to  forestall a collision between Washington and Tehran,  prevent a transatlantic divide and consequently a serious fragmentation within the EU...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Steven Everts
Steven Everts
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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