Studies in Iranian Politics

The Geopolitics of Iran

Editors: Leandro, Francisco José B. S., Branco, Carlos, Caba-Maria, Flavius (Eds.)

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  • Includes a 360-degree perspective, integrating different disciplines, and combining them to understand Iran’s stand in the international arena
  • Combines geopolitics and geostrategy to better understand the dynamics of Iran
  • Focuses also on the foreign policies of China, the EU, Russia, and the USA that has been influenced by Iran
  • Emphasizes the impact of the nuclear sanctions in the strategic planning of Iran in terms of economic development, financing, and military priorities
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This book assesses Iran’s role in contemporary geopolitics. In particular, it examines three main intertwining circles: Iran’s development and political challenges, its relationships with neighbouring countries, as well as its relations with the major global powers — China, the European Union, Russia, and the United States.

With contributions from over 20 authors, the book spans such critical aspects of contemporary geopolitics as modern history, natural resources, the economy, the social-political context, and strategic thinking. Particular focus is placed on Iran’s relations with its neighbours - Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, Pakistan, and the Persian Gulf States. Furthermore, the book offers both a bilateral and multilateral dimension on how nuclear sanctions imposed on Iran have impacted its strategic planning, from the economic and military perspectives.

About the authors

Francisco Leandro received a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the Catholic University of Portugal (2010). He is currently Associate Professor and Assistant-Dean of the Institute for Research on Portuguese-Speaking Countries at the City University of Macau, China. His most recent books include Steps of Greatness: The Geopolitics of OBOR (2018), The Belt and Road Initiative: An Old Archetype of a New Development Model (2020, Palgrave MacMillan). He is a member of the OBSERVARE Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Carlos Branco is a retired Major General of the Portuguese Army. He was Director of the War College Security and Defense Research Centre, Portugal. He is currently a researcher with the Portuguese Institute of International Relations, and an associate researcher with the National Defense Institute. His most recent book is From the End of the Cold War to Trump and COVID-19: Betrayed Promises of the Liberal Order (2020, Edições Colibri).

 

Flavius Caba-Maria is President of the think tank, the Middle East Political and Economic Institute (MEPEI) in Bucharest, Romania. He has organised numerous international conferences, summer schools, and international seminars, through which current subjects and the main issues of the Middle East and its impact on Europe and relations with China have been discussed and debated.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Leandro, Francisco José B. S. (et al.)

  • Neighbors and Rivals: Iran and Great Power Diplomacy

    Pages 17-59

    Roberts, Priscilla

  • The Evolution of Iran’s Foreign Policy: International Balancing Act

    Pages 61-82

    Ahmadian, Hassan

  • Outlays of Iran’s Hegemonic-Hybridized Political System

    Pages 83-116

    Leandro, Francisco José B. S.

  • Beating the (White) House: How a “Rogue” Iran Broke Free from the “Axis of Evil” and Became an Antifragile State

    Pages 117-142

    Sousa, Bruno Reynaud

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geopolitics of Iran
Editors
  • Francisco José B. S. Leandro
  • Carlos Branco
  • Flavius Caba-Maria
Series Title
Studies in Iranian Politics
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-16-3564-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-16-3564-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-16-3563-2
Series ISSN
2524-4132
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 612
Number of Illustrations
35 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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