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Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran

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Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran

Dale Copeland, Eric Edelman, Ray Takeyh

Monday, February 25, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Event Details

ERIC EDELMAN and RAY TAKEYH explore their new book, Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran, in a conversation moderated by Miller Center Senior Fellow DALE COPELAND. In the book, Edelman and Takeyh examine of one of the most underappreciated forces that has shaped modern U.S. foreign policy: American-Iranian relations. They argue that America’s flawed reading of Iran’s domestic politics has hamstrung decades of U.S. diplomacy, resulting in humiliations and setbacks ranging from the 1979–81 hostage crisis to Barack Obama’s concession-laden nuclear weapons deal. What presidents and diplomats have repeatedly failed to grasp, they write, is that “the Islamic Republic is a revolutionary state whose entire identity is invested in its hostility toward the West.”

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When
Monday, February 25, 2019
11:00AM - 12:15PM (EST)
Add to Calendar 2019-02-25 11:00:00 2019-02-25 12:15:00 Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran ERIC EDELMAN and RAY TAKEYH explore their new book, Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran, in a conversation moderated by Miller Center Senior Fellow DALE COPELAND. In the book, Edelman and Takeyh examine of one of the most underappreciated forces that has shaped modern U.S. foreign policy: American-Iranian relations. They argue that America’s flawed reading of Iran’s domestic politics has hamstrung decades of U.S. diplomacy, resulting in humiliations and setbacks ranging from the 1979–81 hostage crisis to Barack Obama’s concession-laden nuclear weapons deal. What presidents and diplomats have repeatedly failed to grasp, they write, is that “the Islamic Republic is a revolutionary state whose entire identity is invested in its hostility toward the West.” A book signing will follow the event. Register below. The Miller Center 2201 Old Ivy Rd Charlottesville, VA 22903 Miller Center millercenter@virginia.edu America/New_York public
Where
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Speakers
Dale Copeland

Dale Copeland

Copeland, a Miller Center faculty senior fellow, is a professor of international relations in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. A graduate from Queen’s University (B. Comm), Johns Hopkins (MA), and the University of Chicago (Ph.D), Copeland has gone on to specialize in security studies and political economy. He is the author of many publications, including the book The Origins of Major War, which studies the rise and fall of great world powers and the devastation of system-wide war.

Eric Edelman

Eric Edelman

Ambassador Edelman is a practitioner senior fellow at the Miller Center, the Roger Hertog Distinguished Practitioner-in-Residence at the Philip Merrill Center for Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins University–SAIS, and counselor at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He was U.S. ambassador to Finland in the Clinton administration and ambassador to Turkey in the George W. Bush administration.

Ray Takeyh

Ray Takeyh

Takeyh is Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and previously served as a senior advisor on Iran at the State Department. His areas of specialization are Iran, political reform in the Middle East, and Islamist movements and parties.