My research strove to further the knowledge of United States-Iran international relations through comprehensive analysis. I investigated and presented information on the internal politics of Iran, and I analyzed and commented on the organization of the government of Iran. I critically examined the historical scholarship on the affairs of state between the United States and Iran, and I investigated the current state of affairs and prospects for the future. From this understanding, it became possible and necessary for rigorously logical and insightful decisions to be made in the current political environment in which emotions and passions dominate, and I probed and evaluated a variety of future policy options for both countries. I concluded that direct diplomacy is needed and that the process of political engagement remains the most likely way to effectively address the areas of policy difference between the two countries, rather than utilizing the rhetoric of regime change and engaging in antagonistic saber rattling. The United States needs to use Iran as a partner in the Middle East to make progress on the issues of shared interest and to create the opportunity for mutual advancement.
Chapman, James Tyler
"An Analysis of United States-Iran International Relations,"
Vol. 8, Article 5.
Available at: http://uknowledge.uky.edu/kaleidoscope/vol8/iss1/5