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Becoming enemies : U.S.-Iran relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988

Author: James G Blight
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2012.
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The unique methods of critical oral history, developed to study flashpoints from the Cold War such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, are brought into play to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iraq-Iran war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S. and UN policy take a fresh look at U.S and Iranian relations during this time, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Bronnen (vorm)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James G Blight
ISBN: 9781442208308 1442208309 9781442208322 1442208325
OCLC Number: 774500457
Description: xiv, 394 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: the United States and Iran: how "the enemy has become our masterpiece". Prologue: Kierkegaard in the desert: a reader's guide to bBecoming enemie --
Dramatis personae: who's who at the Musgrove Conference --
How it came to this: the evolution of dueling U.S. and Iranian narrative --
Part II: the Musgrove Conference: a critical oral history of the origins of U.S.-Iranian enmity. The Unites States confronts the Islamic Republic: the origins of enmity, 1979-1982 --
The U.S. tilt toward Iraq: a strategy for avoiding a "middle eastern armageddon" --
"A world-class rogues' gallery of liars and crooks": the Iran-Contra affair --
"This huge crescendo of pressures": Iraqi resurgence in 1988 and Iranian preparation for war with the United Sattes --
Khomeini drinks the "hemlock": how the UN facilitated the end of the war --
Part III: revelations, perspectives, and interpretations. Missed opportunities? the virtual history of U.S.-Iran relations during the Iran-Iraq war --
Epilogue: takeaways: what did we learn from the Musgrove dialogues? --
Appendix 1: chronology: the Iran-Iraq war, 1980-1988 --
Appendix 2: annotated excerpts from declassified documents.
Responsibility: James G. Blight [and others] ; foreword by Bruce Riedel.

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