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Title Dangerous but not omnipotent : exploring the reach and limitations of Iranian power in the Middle East / Frederic Wehrey [and others].

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Project Air Force, 2009.


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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 203 pages) : color illustrations, color map.
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "Prepared for the United States Air Force."
"RAND Project Air Force."
"MG-781-AF"--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction: understanding the Iranian challenge -- Assertiveness and caution in Iranian strategic culture -- Asymmetric ambition and conventional reality: Iran's evolving defense strategy, doctrine, and capabilities -- Iran and its non-state partners: assessing linkages and control -- Arab perceptions of the Iranian threat -- Conclusion: U.S. strategy and the Islamic Republic.
Summary In an analysis grounded in the observation that although Iranian power projection is marked by strengths, it also has serious liabilities and limitations, this report surveys the nature of both in four critical areas and offers a new U.S. policy paradigm that seeks to manage the challenges Iran presents through the exploitation of regional barriers to its power and sources of caution in the regime's strategic calculus.
Note Print version record.
Subject United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Iran -- Military policy.
Political culture -- Iran.
State-sponsored terrorism -- Iran.
Terrorism -- Middle East.
Weapons of mass destruction -- Iran.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- Middle East.
Middle East -- Foreign relations -- Iran.
Political culture.
State-sponsored terrorism.
Weapons of mass destruction.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Government -- International.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- General.
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
State-sponsored terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01131965
Terrorism. (OCoLC)fst01148101
Weapons of mass destruction. (OCoLC)fst01173041
Iran. (OCoLC)fst01204889
Middle East. (OCoLC)fst01241586
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Iran -- foreign policy -- Middle East.
Chronological Term Since 1997
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Wehrey, Frederic M.
United States. Air Force.
Project Air Force (U.S.)
Other Form: Print version: Dangerous but not omnipotent. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Project Air Force, 2009 9780833045546 0833045547 (DLC) 2009009797 (OCoLC)314840381
ISBN 9780833047205 (electronic bk.)
0833047205 (electronic bk.)
Report No. RAND/MG-781-AF
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