Date of Submission

Spring 2019

Academic Programs and Concentrations

Global and International Studies; Middle Eastern Studies

Project Advisor 1

Omar Cheta

Project Advisor 2

Michelle Murray

Abstract/Artist's Statement

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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