Accession Number : ADA299947

Title :   American Diplomacy in the Iranian Revolution, 1976-1981.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Meskill, Constance M.

PDF Url : ADA299947

Report Date : 20 SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 169

Abstract : This thesis examines the American diplomatic relations with the government of Iran and the opposition forces in that country during the upheaval of the Iranian Revolution. It shows the battle that was waged between the American desire for stability and the traditional U.S. preference for maintaining the status quo in its foreign relations with Iran. This battle deflected attention away from realization of the strongly anti-American aspect of the revolution and led to a series of major political errors. U.S. political errors fed the anti-American hysteria in Iran, ultimately resulting in the hostage crisis catastrophe, and the beginning of an era of hostility between the two countries.

Descriptors :   *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, *IRAN, UNITED STATES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, CRISIS MANAGEMENT, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), HOSTAGES, THESES, ERRORS, DIPLOMATS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE