Iran's Strategies: Ends, Ways, Means
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Defense and Strategic Studies
Defense and Strategic Studies
William Van Cleave
Defense and Security Studies
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.
© Sarah Simpson
Simpson, Sarah, "Iran's Strategies: Ends, Ways, Means" (2001). MSU Graduate Theses. 2413.