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US foreign policy and the Iran hostage crisis [electronic resource] / David Patrick Houghton.

By: Houghton, David Patrick.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in international relations: 75.Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2001Description: 1 online resource (xi, 252 p.) : map.ISBN: 051104142X (electronic bk.); 9780511041426 (electronic bk.); 0511047568; 9780511047565; 0511152760; 9780511152764; 9780521801164 (hbk.); 0521801168 (hbk.); 9780511491399 (electronic bk.); 0511491395 (electronic bk.).Other title: United States foreign policy and the Iran hostage crisis.Subject(s): Iran Hostage Crisis, 1979-1981 | United States -- Foreign relations -- 1977-1981 -- Decision making | United States -- Foreign relations -- Iran | Iran -- Foreign relations -- United States | Otages am�ericains en Iran, Affaire des, 1979-1981 | �Etats-Unis -- Relations ext�erieures -- 1977-1981 -- Prise de d�ecision | �Etats-Unis -- Relations ext�erieures -- Iran | Iran -- Relations ext�erieures -- �Etats-Unis | HISTORY -- General | Electronic books | Gijzelingen | Politieke besluitvorming | Buitenlandse politiek | Geiselnahme | Au�enpolitik | Iran | Teheran | USA | Otages am�ericains en Iran, Affaire des (1979-1981) | Relations internationales -- Prise de d�ecision -- Etats-Unis -- 1970-2000 | �Etats-Unis -- Politique et gouvernement -- 1977-1981 | Iran -- Relations ext�erieures -- �Etats-Unis -- 1970-2000Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: US foreign policy and the Iran hostage crisis.DDC classification: 955.05/42 Other classification: 15.85 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Jimmy Carter and the tragedy of foreign policy -- Locating the argument: review of the existing literature -- The origins of the crisis -- The waiting game -- Days of decision: the hostage rescue mission -- Hostages to history -- Some alternative explanations: non-analogical accounts of the Iran decision-making -- Dramatis Personae -- The major historical analogies used.
Summary: Why did Iranian students seize the American embassy in Tehran in 1979? Why did the Carter administration launch a rescue mission, and why did it fail so spectacularly? Using interviews with key decision-makers on both sides, this book provides an original analysis of a great foreign policy disaster.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-241) and index.

Jimmy Carter and the tragedy of foreign policy -- Locating the argument: review of the existing literature -- The origins of the crisis -- The waiting game -- Days of decision: the hostage rescue mission -- Hostages to history -- Some alternative explanations: non-analogical accounts of the Iran decision-making -- Dramatis Personae -- The major historical analogies used.

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Why did Iranian students seize the American embassy in Tehran in 1979? Why did the Carter administration launch a rescue mission, and why did it fail so spectacularly? Using interviews with key decision-makers on both sides, this book provides an original analysis of a great foreign policy disaster.

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