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Global and International Studies; Middle Eastern Studies
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The goal of this paper is to determine if Iran is a rational actor and to determine the basis of its rationality. If Iran is categorized as an unpredictable and unreliable state, more coercive and isolation based foreign policy decisions would make the most sense. However, if an effort is made to understand the state’s rationality there can be more effective policies that would be more likely to produce the behavior policymakers desire without causing more instability in the international community.
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Gupta, Simran, "Understanding Iran: Attempts at Unravelling the Structures That Determine Iranian State Behaviour" (2019). Senior Projects Spring 2019. 57.