Iran’s Janus-Faced US Policy: The Rouhani Administration Between Continuity and Change, Opportunity and Constraint

  • Morgane Colleau


Since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, the political dynamics between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) have often been central to policymakers’ and analysts’ assessments ofa wide range ofgeopolitical developments. In the absence offormal diplomatic relations, pervasive mutual distrust and vitriolic exchanges have structured the two states’ patterns of interaction. Time and time again, the US-Iran conflict has aggravated regional tensions. In Lebanon, Palestine, and Syria, for example, the two have often pursued conflicting aims and priorities, thus undermining prospects for stability and security.


United States Foreign Policy Foreign Minister Iranian Regime Obama Administration 
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