Iran’s presence in the Eastern Mediterranean: Identity, Pragmatism and Survival



Iran’s New Chapter in Cuspness: Linking the Eastern Mediterranean and Asia
Altunışık, Meliha; Göçer Akder, Derya (2022-10-01)
Iran-Turkey Relations: Between Rivalry and Competition
Altunışık, Meliha (Georgetown University Press, 2020-04-01)
Iran's foreign and security policies - How the decisionmaking process evolved
Roshandel, J (SAGE Publications, 2000-03-01)
Iran as a Cusp State
Göçer Akder, Derya (Routledge, 2014-01-01)
This chapter argues that the notion of cuspness not only helps to explain the critical puzzles in Iran's foreign policy, but also permits analysis that displaces Iran from this 'irrational' place and relocates it to a new space where it might become comparable to other Cusp States. It does so by first revisiting critical turning points in Iran's international relations in the twentieth century and in the second part by focusing on the current puzzles in Iran's international relations. Iran is 'still' in a s...
Iranian foreign policy in the 2000s : a neo-realist perspective
Gedikli, Gürsel Fırat; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of Middle East Studies (2014)
This thesis aims to analyze the foreign policy of Iran in a historical perspective in the 2000s. In this context, the details of the 9/11 attacks to the US, its foreign policy change as a response to the terrorist attacks and the region-wide uprisings called as Arab Spring were underlined and their effects towards the Iranian foreign policy were discussed. The thesis argues that Iranian foreign policy in the 2000s can best be explained via neo-realist theory by attaching highest importance on the country’s ...
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M. Altunışık and D. Göçer Akder, “Iran’s presence in the Eastern Mediterranean: Identity, Pragmatism and Survival,” presented at the Asian Powers in the Eastern Mediterranean, Türkiye, 2021, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: