The Carter Shift in Foreign Policy (in Jacobin)

Finally, Carter took a hard right turn on foreign policy. Reeling from the blow of the Iranian Revolution, which had overthrown a loyal US client regime, the president promised that the US would deploy military force to defend its interests in the Middle East. It is one of the few promises in American politics that has been kept.

— Paul Heideman, “It’s Their Party,” Jacobin, February 2016.