Seyed Mohammad Ali Taghavi

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  • Dr Seyed Mohammad Ali Taghavi is Associate Professor in Political Science, at Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran and a Visiting Scholar at the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies, George Mason University.This article has been republished with minor changes. These changes do not impact the academic content of the article.

    An Iranian Perspective on Iran–US Relations: Idealists Versus Materialists

    Over the past four decades, the relationship between Iran and the US has been marked by conflicts, ranging from hostage-taking and sanctions to military confrontation. The present research aims at explaining the dispute by referring to the mindsets of the two countries’ leaders and exploring their epistemological origins. The main question this article seeks to answer is: what are the roots of disputes in US–Iran relationship in the post-Revolutionary era?

    January 2019

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