26 May 2024
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Iran to thoroughly examine 'foreign policy user guide' for next US president

Iranian specialists in international affairs are continuing work to collect and analyze the activities of their rivals and colleagues in the United States.
The Tehran Center forInternational Relations Studies was established and works asa counterbalance toWestern-oriented and Pentagon-affiliated think-tanks. One the most important parts oftheir work is analyzing Western publications.

The book "Choices forAmerica ina Turbulent World" published byRAND think-tank will soon be released inPersian. In an interview with Sputnik Persian, head ofthe Tehran think-tank Majid Zavari commented onthe details ofthe upcoming publication. "In the recent month, amidthe presidential campaign inthe United States, there has been a global discussion onwho would be more preferable asthe next US president Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Whoever wins each ofthe candidates has its own well-elaborated foreign policy strategy," he said.

According tothe Iranian expert, such strategies are developed inparticular byUS think-tanks.

Their activities are based onsecuring American national interests, so these centers can be described asthe "guiding force" ofWashingtons foreign policy. The US government usually makes decision, taking intoaccount ideas elaborated bythink-tanks. "It is important that those think-tanks also shape public opinion inthe US," Zavari noted.

The RAND Corporation is a think-tank working onnational security, defense and foreign strategy issues forthe US government. RAND is closely affiliated withthe Pentagon, including analysis ofintelligence data.

The book "Choices forAmerica ina Turbulent World" was published in2015 and was associated withthe 58th US presidential election. The book explores the global challenges the next American leader is going toface inthree strategic regions, including Europe, the Middle East and East Asia. "In fact, the book could be described asa foreign policy user guide forthe next US president," the expert said. The book includes ten chapters. In particular, there is a chapter ofUS global economic leadership, including a strategy towin competition againstChina. The chapter onnational defense deals withsuch issues asmilitary spending, overseas military bases and the importance ofregional agreements.

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