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The Policies of B. Obama and D. Trump Administration Towards Iranian Nuclear Issues: Comparative Analysis

Student: Artur Kashapov

Supervisor: Maxim Bratersky

Faculty: Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs

Educational Programme: Double degree programme in International Relations of the NRU HSE and the University of London (Bachelor)

Year of Graduation: 2020

This research paper is dedicated to the comparative analysis of the foreign policy of the US presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump towards Iranian nuclear problem. During the research paper, different historical events are going to be analysed, such as coup d’état in 1953 in Iran, the appearance of nuclear technologies by Iran, the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979, signed of JCPOA agreement in 2015 during Obama’s presidential term, withdraw from JCPOA by Trump and start of the military conflict. Through the research, it is crucial to answering the question: how policies of different presidents influenced on Iranian nuclear problem? Also, confirmation of the hypothesis that Obama found a problem solution of Iranian nuclear issue during his presidential term and improved the situation, however, during Trump’s presidential term situation got worse, because of Trump’s policy and this escalated into a military conflict.

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