North Korea’s defiance of the international community and the escalation of the war of words between the Kim Jong-Un regime and the administration of President Donald Trump have provoked a number of reactions across the region.
In the 40 plus years of my diplomatic service Iran has moved in American policy from being one of the "Two Pillars" of stability in the Persian Gulf to something approaching Enemy Number 1. Indeed, Iran has been difficult and at times an enemy.
It has been one year since the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCOA), a deal aimed at curbing Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
Iranian foreign policy has been the subject of a large and varied literature over the past two decades, but not until Thomas Juneau's Squandered Opportunity has a book-length treatment of Iranian foreign policy been based on international-relations theory.