The foreign policy of Iran
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The foreign policy of Iran book
The Iranian state, once the plaything of rival foreign forces, was transformed under the Shah into a significant power, albeit one frequently acting as a surrogate for Western interests. Since the Islamic revolution, Iran’s power assets have been deployed in defence of regional autonomy from the West. Iran is now playing the more assertive role expected of a regional middle power in the Middle East.