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Title: In search of a Monroe Doctrine, Iran's role in the stability of the Persian Gulf, and the Central Asian Republics of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Authors: Zahedi, Allan Ashkaan.
Issue Date: 1-Aug-1999
Abstract: This thesis is an analysis of the patterns of change and continuity in Iranian foreign policy since 1968 using the 1823 Monroe Doctrine as a theoretical framework. In so doing, it will demonstrate that Iran's past and present foreign policy objectives have followed a pattern best described by the three central principles of the Monroe Doctrine; anti-colonialism, avoiding entanglement in extra-regional wars, and maintaining regional stability against external threats by preventing the imposition of alien political systems, through the development of political, economic and military means to promote the national interest of regional powers. Moreover, it will be argued that Iran under President Khatami will play a pivotal role in the future stability of the Persian Gulf, and the Central Asian Republics of the Commonwealth of the Independent States (CIS), by pursuing regional and international policy objectives that would enhance its status and influence. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
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