Obama's Existential Challenge to Ahmadinejad

Author
Abbas Milani
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
32
Issue Number
2
Publication Date
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
Two countries, ''both alike in dignity,'' have for too long been the Capulets and Montagues of our days. Grudges like the 1979 hostage crisis and the U.S. role in the overthrow of the popular Mossadeq government in 1953, ill feelings stemming from the clerical regime's nuclear program and help for organizations like Hezbollah, and the Bush administration's ham-fisted policy of ''regime change'' have combined to make the Islamic Republic of Iran one of the most intractable challenges facing the United States.
Topic
Government, Islam, Regime Change
Political Geography
United States, Iran