Thesis Title

Iran's Strategies: Ends, Ways, Means

Author

Sarah Simpson

Date of Graduation

Spring 2001

Degree

Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies

Department

Defense and Strategic Studies

Committee Chair

William Van Cleave

Subject Categories

Defense and Security Studies

Abstract

The Islamic Republic of Iran employs unconventional means to achieve political and military ends that pose a threat to U.S. allies and interests in the region. This thesis examines the foreign objectives of Iran and the strategies it employs to achieve them. Iran continues to employ a variety of strategies to achieve its goals, including the sponsorship of terrorism, the utilization of deception operations, and the acquisition of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and missile delivery systems. This thesis examines Iran's use of deception, denial, and disinformation. Particular attention in the thesis is given to the development and procurement of WMD and missils technology, and the deceptive practices associated with those programs.

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© Sarah Simpson

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