Foreign Affairs
| by Steve Simon and Daniel Benjamin

Steve Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, is coauthor of an article in the November/December issue of Foreign Affairs titled “America’s Great Satan: The 40-Year Obsession With Iran.” When historians look back at countries most feared by the United States following the end of the Cold War, “only one country would be depicted as a persistent and implacable foe: Iran,” the authors wrote. “In its official rhetoric and strategic documents, Washington has, since Iran’s Islamic Revolution in 1979, consistently portrayed the country as a purely hostile and dangerous actor.”

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