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Primer on Sociopolitical and Military Developments in Saudi Arabia - Iran

This compilation of works consists mainly of articles from Military Review, publications authored by the Combat Studies Institute, monographs from students at the Command and General Staff College, and selected works from other sources for which we have permission to reproduce.

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Brothers and Strangers A Strategy to Promote and Prepare for Normalized Relations with Iran

Brothers and Strangers

A Strategy to Promote and Prepare for Normalized Relations with Iran

Maj. Scott Harr, U.S. Army

The author provides an analysis of the underlying cultural frames of reference that form the foundation of Iranian society and political motivations, and recommends using this better understanding to diffuse tensions and promote better relations between the United States and Iran.

Published on 1 Ocrober 2018 Edition of Military Review Online Exclusive

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The Preemption of Nuclear Weapons

The Preemption of Nuclear Weapons

By Tim Bakken

The conditions authorizing nuclear preemption would indicate great danger sometime in the future, but the indication of danger is not an element of nuclear preemption. Danger is the philo-sophical basis for the use of force.

Published in the November-December 2007 Edition of Military Review, p 30.

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Surrounded: Seeing the World from IRAN's Point of View

Surrounded:

Surrounded: Seeing the World from IRAN's Point of View

By Houman A. Sadri, Ph.D.

In the end, whether it happens by role-playing, or through incremental exchanges of contacts, or even as the result of some dramatic breakthrough similar to Nixon’s visit to China, an improved U.S.-IRI relationship would greatly lessen the tension in the world. It could shorten the conflict in Iraq, keep both sides from precipitating a debacle in Iran, and perhaps prevent an all-out conflagration in the Middle East and Europe.

Published in the July-August 2007 Edition of Military Review, p 12.

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The Shia Revival


The Shia Revival

By Vali Nasr

To get the Middle East right, Washington must understand this new force and how it is shaping the region. Only then will it be able to appropriately manage the multiple conflicts that are unfolding in the region, the alignments that they will produce, and the impact that they will have on U.S. interests.

Published in the May-June 2007 Edition of Military Review, p 9.

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Perceptions and Courses of Actions toward Iran

Perceptions and Courses of Actions toward Iran

Jo-Anne Hart, Ph.D.

We take pride in being the unchallenged world superpower. That power gives us the strength and prerogative to boldly pursue change using the tools we have had great success with elsewhere. We have the opportunity to succeed in Iran if we approach it from that perspective. Iran is an auspicious case for a nonmilitary U.S. approach to security: proactively going full tilt “the American Way” to change the dynamics in Tehran through increased mutual prosperity.

Published in the September-October 2005 Edition of Military Review, p 9.

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Iran Key to the Middle East

Iran Key to the Middle East

René Vallet

There is hope that Iran, with the traditional qualities of her population, the quality of her new elite, her demography in expansion, and her oil riches and industry, will get to the root of her problems.

Published in the November 1961 Edition of Military Review, p 54.

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