Bookcover of The Bush-Administration's Iran Policy and Europe
Booktitle:

The Bush-Administration's Iran Policy and Europe

From «Regime Change» to «Engagement»?

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2008-03-26 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8364-8773-3

ISBN-10:
383648773X
EAN:
9783836487733
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
In the wake of the 2003 Iraq war, the Iranian nuclear crisis evolved as the most pressing security challenge for the United States and its European allies. While the first Bush administration seemed to embark on a collision course with Europe, the second Bush cabinet started to support the EU-led multilateral negotiation effort with Iran. This support--tacit at first--climaxed in May 2006, when Condoleezza Rice declared Washington's readiness to join multilateral negotiations with Iran. This book shows that the Bush administration was unable to formulate an autonomous--i.e. unilateral--Iran policy according to its original policy preferences of containment and isolation. The shifts in U.S. foreign policy can be best explained by a combination of three factors: First, America's freedom of action was limited following the Iraq War which put a drag on U.S. military, economic and political power. Second, a streamlining process within President Bush's foreign policy staff following the elections of 2004 set the stage for gradual adjustments. Third, the growing influence of Germany (as part of the EU-led diplomatic effort) supported the «multilateralization» of Washington's Iran policy.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Alexander Skiba
Number of pages:
104
Published on:
2008-03-26
Stock:
Available
Category:
Political science
Price:
49.00 €
Keywords:
U.S. Foreign Policy, Iran, George W. Bush, Gerhard Schröder, Angela Merkel, Tehran, Ahmadinejad, nuclear program, transatlantic relations, Regime Change, Neoconservatives, Germany, Deutschland, Außenpolitik, Sicherheitspolitik

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