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Worldviews of Aspiring PowersDomestic Foreign Policy Debates in China, India, Iran, Japan and Russia$
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Henry R. Nau and Deepa Ollapally

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199937479

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937479.001.0001

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Iran's Post-Revolution Foreign Policy Puzzle

Iran's Post-Revolution Foreign Policy Puzzle

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(p.114) 4 Iran's Post-Revolution Foreign Policy Puzzle
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Worldviews of Aspiring Powers
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Farideh Farhi

Saideh Lotfian

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937479.003.0004

This chapter attempts to offer a more differentiated understanding of Iran's foreign policy discourse. Iran's foreign policy perspectives offer little doubt that Iranian Islamist leaders of all viewpoints strive for both security and a greater role in regional and global affairs. In addition, revolutionary-inspired Islamic nationalism in the face of what is deemed Western intransigence or bullying is effectively the thread that runs through almost all politically acceptable positions inside Iran. In this sense, revolutionary Islamic ideology envelops the understanding of regional and global geopolitics and Iran's aspirations. It also makes priorities of safeguarding Iran's territorial integrity, preserving the Islamic Republic's security and survival, countering its attempted isolation, and improving its standing in the region and, by implication, the world.

Keywords:   Iranian foreign policy discourse, Islamic Republic, Islamic identity, nationalism, global geopolitics

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