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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 Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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