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The reluctant realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran (2018)
Book Chapter
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

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, rathe... Read More about The reluctant realist: Jimmy Carter and Iran.

International relations theory (2017)
Book
McGlinchey, S. (2017). International relations theory. E-International Relations

This book is designed as a foundational entry point to International Relations theory. Like other books in the E-IR Foundations series, this takes the form of an engaging narrative, connecting the reader directly to the issues at hand. The first half... Read More about International relations theory.

Jimmy Carter and the sale of the AWACS to Iran in 1977 (2017)
Journal Article
Murray, R. W., & McGlinchey, S. (2017). Jimmy Carter and the sale of the AWACS to Iran in 1977. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 28(2), 254-276. https://doi.org/10.1080/09592296.2017.1309883

© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. It appeared that as 1977 dawned, the political climate in the United States might render multi-billion dollar arms sales into unstable regions a thing of the past. Jimmy Carter triumphed in the presidential elect... Read More about Jimmy Carter and the sale of the AWACS to Iran in 1977.

International Relations (2017)
Book
McGlinchey, S. (2017). International Relations. E-International Relations

A ‘Day 0’ introduction to International Relations for beginners. Written by a range of emerging and established experts, the chapters offer a broad sweep of the basic components of International Relations and the key contemporary issues that concern... Read More about International Relations.

International relations theory (2017)
Book Chapter
McGlinchey, S. (2017). International relations theory. In S. McGlinchey (Ed.), International Relations, 46-56. E-International Relations

Chapter 4 from 'International Relations' 2017 (Bristol: E-International Relations)

Diplomacy (2017)
Book Chapter
McGlinchey, S. (2017). Diplomacy. In S. McGlinchey (Ed.), International Relations, 20-31. E-International Relations

Chapter 2 from 'International Relations' 2017 (Bristol: E-International Relations)

Beyond the blank cheque: Arming iran during the ford administration (2016)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S., & Moran, A. (2016). Beyond the blank cheque: Arming iran during the ford administration. Diplomacy and Statecraft, 27(3), 523-544. https://doi.org/10.1080/09592296.2016.1196074

© 2016 Taylor & Francis. When President Gerald Ford decided tomaintain and deepen arms relations with Iran, he cemented a momentum that became near impossible for a successor to break by continuing the policy of his predecessor Richard Nixon. Nixon... Read More about Beyond the blank cheque: Arming iran during the ford administration.

Scotland headed towards "Independence-Lite"? (2014)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S., & Cole, P. (2014). Scotland headed towards "Independence-Lite"?. National Interest,

The only certainty is that we do not know what the future holds for the UK, except that there will be radical changes in its relationship with Scotland, with unknown consequences for the country’s future.

Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972 (2013)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S. (2013). Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972. Diplomatic History, 37(4), 841-860

In May 1972, Richard Nixon travelled to Tehran and signed a deal with the shah of Iran that allowed the Iranian monarch to purchase any U.S. weapons system he desired, in any quantity, short of nuclear weapons. This so-called 'blank cheque' was a hig... Read More about Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972.

How the Shah entangled America (2013)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S. (2013). How the Shah entangled America. National Interest,

Mohammed Reza Shah’s rule of Iran spanned eight U.S. presidents. His desire for military supremacy over his neighbours and his distrust of the Soviets led him to seek a military relationship with the US following the end of the Second World War. As t... Read More about How the Shah entangled America.

Lyndon B. Johnson and arms credit sales to Iran 1964–1968 (2013)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S. (2013). Lyndon B. Johnson and arms credit sales to Iran 1964–1968. Middle East Journal, 67(2), 229-247. https://doi.org/10.1353/mej.2013.0041

During the 1960s, Iran transitioned from a client state into an emerging partner of America. Crucial to the analysis of this transformation is understanding how Iran progressed from a low-priority military aid recipient in the 1950s to a military cre... Read More about Lyndon B. Johnson and arms credit sales to Iran 1964–1968.

Iran’s nuclear ambitions under the shah and ayatollahs (2012)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S., & Choksy, J. K. (2012). Iran’s nuclear ambitions under the shah and ayatollahs

During the 1970s, under the last shah, Iran’s nuclear program seemed to be gearing up so that nation could gain the option of declaring weapons capability if deemed necessary and at a point when the international community could no longer forestall i... Read More about Iran’s nuclear ambitions under the shah and ayatollahs.

Building a client state: American arms policies towards Iran, 1950-1963 (2012)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S. (2012). Building a client state: American arms policies towards Iran, 1950-1963

Precious little has been written in academic scholarship about the US arms relationship with Iran. Much of the scholarly focus has been drained into an orbital vortex caused by twin crises in Iranian history: the 1953 British and American sponsored c... Read More about Building a client state: American arms policies towards Iran, 1950-1963.

Arming the Shah: U.S. Arms Policies Towards Iran, 1950-1979 (2012)
Thesis
McGlinchey, S. Arming the Shah: U.S. Arms Policies Towards Iran, 1950-1979. (Thesis). Cardiff University

This thesis reconstructs and explains the arms relationship that successive U.S. administrations developed with the Shah of Iran between 1950 and 1979. This relationship has generally been neglected in the extant literature leading to a series of omi... Read More about Arming the Shah: U.S. Arms Policies Towards Iran, 1950-1979.