Iran’s Foreign Policy: From Khatami to Ahmadinejad

This timely collection of papers by leading academics and prominent government officials sheds new light on the foreign policy of Iran under President Khatami and into the period of President Ahmadinejad. Iran’s foreign policy during this period was based on four fundamental principles: the rejection of all forms of foreign domination; the preservation of the independence of the country and its territorial integrity; the defence of the rights of all Muslims; and the maintenance of mutually peaceful relations with all non-belligerent states. This book examines the implications of these principles, and provides analysis of Iran’s diplomacy with regard to ongoing developments such as the War on Terror, the con-tinuing conflict in Iraq, American – Iranian relations, British – Iranian relations, European – Iranian relations and Arab – Iranian relations.

Anoushiravan Ehteshami is Head of the School of Government and International Affairs and Professor of International Relations at the University of Durham. Dr Mahjoob Zweiri is the former Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the University of Durham and a Senior Researcher in Middle East Politics and Iran at the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan.

Paperback • 229 mm x 152 mm • ISBN 9780863724152 • 180 pages • £14.95