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International sanctions against Iran under president Ahmadinejad : explaining regime persistence / Oliver Borszik
VerfasserBorszik, Oliver In Wikipedia suchen nach Oliver Borszik
KörperschaftGIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies <Hamburg> In Wikipedia suchen nach GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
ErschienenHamburg : GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, 2014 ; Halle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt, 2014
AnbieterHalle (Saale) : Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
UmfangOnline Ressource (25 S.) : Lit. S. 22-25, Lit.Hinw.
SpracheEnglisch
SerieGIGA working papers ; 260
DokumenttypE-Book
SchlagwörterAusland In Wikipedia suchen nach Ausland / Sanktion In Wikipedia suchen nach Sanktion / Politische Stabilität In Wikipedia suchen nach Politische Stabilität / DE-615 In Wikipedia suchen nach DE-615 / Iran In Wikipedia suchen nach Iran / International conflicts In Wikipedia suchen nach International conflicts
Schlagwörter (GND)Iran In Wikipedia suchen nach Iran
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This paper seeks to explain how Iran's regime persisted in the face of international sanctions during Mahmud Ahmadinejad's presidency from 2005 to 2013. It reconstructs the interplay between the intensifying UNSC US and EU sanctions and the targeted regime's strategies to advance the nuclear program and maintain intra-elite cohesion. Initially the nuclear program was expanded due to high oil income in combination with explicit resistance to the presumed regime-change ambitions of the Western sanction senders. At the end of Ahmadinejad's presidency the decline of foreign exchange earnings from oil exports and the continued regime-change scenario contributed to the neglect of this regimelegitimizing strategy in favor of the maintenance of intra-elite cohesion. My main argument is that once the US and EU oil and financial sanctions curtailed the cost-intensive further development of the nuclear program Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei used these sanctions as an external stimulus to contain burgeoning factional disputes.