Fuelling Mistrust Between Iran and the United States

Author
Roger Howard
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
Foreign Policy In Focus
Abstract
Imagine your reaction if, during last November's presidential contest, the mullahs of Iran had suddenly launched a tirade of criticism against the American system of democracy and beamed their message onto our television sets and radios for all of us to hear: democracy in the United States, the mullahs might perhaps have claimed, is a corrupt process that is determined largely by the influence of the wealthiest donors, and a process that wholly fails to address the religious needs of a secular, materialist culture.
Topic
International Relations, Government
Political Geography
United States, America, Iran, Middle East