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Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.

Iran's Foreign Policy
Iran's foreign policy
Mehdi Mozaffari

Iran represents a highly critical actor, both in the international and regional arenas. As a country, Iran possesses considerable advantages, in terms of natural and human resources as well as in geopolitical terms. At the same time, the Iranian regime is a regime that does not resemble any other political regime. It is unique and proud of its uniqueness. Since the 1979 revolution, the world has undergone dramatic changes. The Cold War has ended; the Soviet empire has imploded; apartheid in South Africa has been replaced by a democratic pluralistic regime; the countries of Eastern Europe have become democratic; and China ...

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