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The transatlantic dialogue on Iran : the European subaltern and hegemonic constraints in the implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran

Pieper, MA 2016, 'The transatlantic dialogue on Iran : the European subaltern and hegemonic constraints in the implementation of the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran' , European Security, 25 (4) .

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Abstract

This article analyses the US-EU transatlantic dialogue on the Iranian nuclear dossier with a particular view to implications for European Union (EU) foreign policy on Iran. Doing so, it uses neo-Gramscian scholarship to put the EU’s ‘over-compliance’ with Iran sanctions into perspective. Constrained by the imperatives of hegemonic coercion in the form of US financial Iran sanctions against third country entities and with the hegemonic consent of a Western US-led 'historic bloc', Europe was relegated to a subaltern below its mediatory potential. It will be shown how this finding complicates the EU’s ambition to renew relations with Iran. Drawing on semi-structured interviews with experts and delegation members from the P5+1, this article thus analyses ‘the normative element’ in the transatlantic security dialogue on Iran at a time where the latter is undergoing a sea change in the wake of the implementation of the ‘Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action’ of July 2015.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Journal or Publication Title: European Security
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 0966-2839
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: MA Pieper
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 13:54
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 13:54
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/40337

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