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The reluctant realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran

McGlinchey, Stephen; Murray, Robert


Stephen McGlinchey
Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

Robert Murray


Davide Orsi


By assessing Carter’s approach to Iran through a realist lens, it becomes clear that, despite an overall expectation that he would reduce arms sales, his grander ambitions for arms limitation would be doomed. Consequently, Carter’s Iran policy, rather than resembling one of a liberal mind-set, quickly came to reflect the more strategically minded policy path inherited from his predecessors.


McGlinchey, S., & Murray, R. (2018). The reluctant realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran. In D. Orsi (Ed.), Realism in Practice: An Appraisal, 131-142. E-International Relations

Publication Date Jan 1, 2018
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 131-142
Book Title Realism in Practice: An Appraisal
ISBN 9781910814376
Keywords Iran, Jimmy Carter, Iran and Carter, realism, realist theory
Publisher URL
Additional Information Additional Information : Open access book.


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