Abstract for: Proposing a conceptual framework for Iran and U.S. coercive relations

The purpose of this article is investigating coercive actionsí mechanisms in international relations to address the long term conflict of Iran and U.S. International relations has a multidisciplinary nature which makes it complicated and broad. As a result a framework which classifies issues and disciplines to find out main causal relations seems essential. Therefore in the first step by reviewing huge amount of data in the literature and by using thematic analysis method, a vivid and flexible conceptual framework is proposed. In the next step, a generic problem case is defined and studied by using the qualitative approach of system dynamics. Then regarding Iran and U.S. specialties, this case has been extended, investigated and analyzed.