عنوان مقاله [English]
The West's behavior and the Western diplomacy and propaganda system toward the Islamic Republic of Iran show that the United States has gone through at least five strategies in dealing with this political system: the first strategy was to prevent a revolution in the years leading up to its victory. The second strategy is making an effective communication with revolutionary flows called the moderate action in the early months after the victory (the group of Bazargan nationalism). The third strategy is an effort to change the revolutionary system through hard war. The fourth strategy is an attempt to change through the soft war. The fifth strategy focuses on changing Iran's revolutionary behavior rather than changing the political system. The recent strategy emerged when the four previous strategies did not become operational in the short run. However, the main question of the article is that the ultimate goal of the United States in dealing with the Islamic Republic of Iran is the effective follow-up of which strategy: changing the system or changing behavior? The main hypothesis of the paper, in the context of Laclau and Mouffe’s approach to discourse analysis, is that even if in the optimistic approach we suppose that behavior change was the American strategy, this change of behavior is subject to changes in the focal point of the discourse of the Islamic Revolution and its gradual defeat in spite of maintaining its appearance and style, and therefore the real change in the behavior of the Islamic Republic will inevitably lead to the implementation of the scenario of regime change.