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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 This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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