Living with Iran [Abstract]

Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 1 (1987)

December 2, 1987

Relations between Iran and the United States are mediated through a thick veil of cultural and political naiveté on the part of both states. While the countries seem to recognize the value of solid interactions, they cannot translate that interest into a peaceful and productive relationship. Beeman uses Islamic history to show how contentious stances have evolved towards the West and how ignorance of that history has handicapped the United States in developing effective policies towards Iran.

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