EconStor >
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen >
DIIS Reports, Danish Institute for International Studies >

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:

http://hdl.handle.net/10419/59857
  

Full metadata record

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorPakfar, Shirinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-19T15:10:42Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-19T15:10:42Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-87-7605-418-2en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/59857-
dc.description.abstractEurope and Iran have had important political, cultural and commercial relations that date back several centuries, but these relations have been steadily strained since 2002 when the uncertainty with regard to Iran’s nuclear program became an issue of international concern. In demonstrating its role as an important foreign-policy actor capable of taking the lead in resolving global crises, through the leadership of France, Germany and the United Kingdom (the EU3) the EU has spearheaded efforts to obtain a solution to the deadlock between Tehran and the international community over Iran’s nuclear program. This approach has not been fully successful in achieving its goal and has contributed to straining EU-Iran relations. The EU has yet to develop a unified, independent and long-term strategy vis-à-vis Iran that would enable it to maintain a constructive relationship with Tehran and achieve its strategic objectives without compromising its core values. The four strategies available to the EU are: a) use of force/military action; b) containment and deterrence; c) engagement; and d) non-entanglement. While the EU’s short–term tactics represent a mixture of engagement and containment, this paper argues that, in the case of Iran, the two approaches cancel each other out. To increase its leverage on Iran on the nuclear issue and beyond, the EU must adopt a realpolitik strategy of détente, building confidence with the regime in Tehran and obtaining policy progress through non-controversial mutual areas of interest. The EU High Representative should also take a more active role in leading the EU’s efforts.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDanish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) Copenhagenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIIS Reports / Danish Institute for International Studies 2010:11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleDealing with Iran: How can the EU achieve its strategic objectives?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn642191271en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
Appears in Collections:DIIS Reports, Danish Institute for International Studies

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat
642191271.pdf300.8 kBAdobe PDF
No. of Downloads: Counter Stats
Show simple item record
Download bibliographical data as: BibTeX

Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.