by Robin B. Wright, The Iran Primer Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Iran Primer book, A comprehensive but concise overview of Iran's politics, economy, military, foreign policy, and nuclear program. The volume chronicles U.S.-Iran relations under six American presidents and probes five options for dealing with Iran. Organized thematically, this book provides top-level briefings by 50 top experts on Iran (both Iranian and Western authors) and is a practical and accessible "go-to" resource for practitioners, policymakers, academics, and students, as well as a fascinating wealth of information for anyone interested in understanding Iran's pivotal role in world politics.
by David Barsamian, Retargeting Iran Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Retargeting Iran book, A timely primer on the conflict between the United States and Iran by scholars of Middle Eastern politics who advocate diplomacy and de-escalation. The United States and Iran seem to be permanently locked in a dangerous cycle of brinkmanship and violence. Both countries have staged cyber attacks and recently shot down one another’s aircrafts. Why do both countries seem intent on escalation? Why did the U.S. abandon the nuclear deal (which, according to the UN, was working)? Where can Washington and Tehran find common ground? To address these questions and the political and historical forces at play, David Barsamian presents the perspectives of Iran scholars Ervand Abrahamian, Noam Chomsky, Nader Hashemi, Azadeh Moaveni, and Trita Parsi. A follow-up to the previously published Targeting Iran, this timely book continues to affirm the goodwill between Iranian and American people, even as their respective governments clash on the international stage. Praise for ReTargeting Iran: "In a Q&A format about the continued demonization of Iran by the U.S., [David] Barsamian gets at the key to the deterioration of the relationship between the two nations. … [T]he discussion is astute and relevant."—Kirkus Reviews "A necessary and timely education on one of the most politically fraught and historically significant relationships of our time. I devoured these smart, insightful interviews with five important Iran scholars, about the struggle between two countries that have both been our home."—Dina Nayeri, author of The Ungrateful Refugee: What Immigrants Never Tell You "This little book contains more wisdom about Iran than exists in the White House, Congress, the State Department, and the Pentagon combined. Anyone who wants to understand the world's most misunderstood country will find no better source."—Stephen Kinzer, Author of All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror "Many journalists and academics have written books about Iran. But ReTargeting Iran fills an important gap, a book sharply critical of U.S. policy and the Iranian government. David Barsamian provides timely interviews with major analysts that sets the record straight. It's a highly accessible read and a great introduction to the U.S.-Iran conflict."—Reese Erlich, author of The Iran Agenda Today: The Real Story Inside Iran and What's Wrong with U.S. Policy. "ReTargeting Iran is a facts-only objective account of where America has gone wrong, stupidly wrong—yet again—in its foreign policy, dominated by a mythical belief that Iran has an active nuclear weapons program. All one needs to know about the threat is this: as of mid-2020, the United States had no less than thirty-five military bases, manned by 65,000 soldiers, ready go to war in the nations immediately surrounding our feared adversary."—Seymour M. Hersh, author of Reporter: A Memoir
by Alireza Nader, Iran S Influence In Afghanistan Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Iran S Influence In Afghanistan book, This study explores Iranian influence in Afghanistan and the implications for the United States after most U.S. forces depart Afghanistan in 2016. Iran has substantial economic, political, cultural, and religious leverage in Afghanistan. Although Iran will attempt to shape a post-2014 Afghanistan, Iran and the United States share core interests: to prevent the country from again becoming dominated by the Taliban and a safe haven for al Qaeda.
by Reese Erlich, The Iran Agenda Today Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Iran Agenda Today book, Based on frequent, first-hand reporting in Iran and the United States, The Iran Agenda Today explores the turbulent recent history between the two countries and reveals how it has led to a misguided showdown over nuclear technology. Foreign correspondent Reese Erlich notes that all the major U.S. intelligence agencies agree Iran has not had a nuclear weapons program since at least 2003. He explores why Washington nonetheless continues with saber rattling and provides a detailed critique of mainstream media coverage of Iran. The book further details the popular protests that have rocked Tehran despite repression by the country’s Deep State. In addition to covering the political story, Erlich offers insights on Iran’s domestic politics, popular culture, and diverse populations over this recent era. His analysis draws on past interviews with high-ranking Iranian officials, the former shah’s son, Reza Pahlavi, and Iranian exiles in Los Angeles, as well as the memory of his trip to Tehran with actor Sean Penn. Written in skillful and riveting journalistic prose, The Iran Agenda Today provides inside information that academic researchers find hard to obtain.
by Pejman Abdolmohammadi, Contemporary Domestic And Foreign Policies Of Iran Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Contemporary Domestic And Foreign Policies Of Iran book, This book is a comprehensive analysis of the domestic and foreign politics of Iran, focusing on its complex nature from political, social and cultural perspectives. It has adopted a multidisciplinary approach, combining comparative politics and intellectual and modern history with international relations. It analyses the institutional structure of the Islamic Republic, the main political and social actors and alliances, as well as Iranian opposition forces both inside and outside the country. The book tries to simplify the seemingly intractable complexity of the Islamic Republic by demystifying it and using political science methods to prove that it is a peculiar hybrid regime.
by Seyed Hossein Mousavian, The Iranian Nuclear Crisis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Iranian Nuclear Crisis book, The first detailed Iranian account of the diplomatic struggle between Iran and the international community, The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: A Memoir opens in 2002, as news of Iran's clandestine uranium enrichment and plutonium production facilities emerge. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, previously the head of the Foreign Relations Committee of Iran's Supreme National Security Council and spokesman for Tehran's nuclear negotiating team, brings the reader into Tehran's private deliberations as its leaders wrestle with internal and external adversaries. Mousavian provides readers with intimate knowledge of Iran's interactions with the International Atomic Energy Agency and global powers. His personal story comes alive as he vividly recounts his arrest and interrogations on charges of espionage. Dramatic episodes of diplomatic missions tell much about the author and the swirling dynamics of Iranian politics and diplomacy—undercurrents that must be understood now more than ever. As intense debate continues over the direction of Iran's nuclear program, Mousavian weighs the likely effects of military strikes, covert action, sanctions, and diplomatic engagement, considering their potential to resolve the nuclear crisis. Contents 1. The Origin and Development of Iran's Nuclear Program 2. The First Crisis 3. From Tehran to Paris 4. From the Paris Agreement to the 2005 Presidential Election 5. The Larijani Period 6. To the Security Council 7. Back to the Security Council and a New Domestic Situation 8. Iran Alone: The Jalili Period 9. U.S. Engagement 10. The Crisis Worsens 11. Conclusion
by Halit M. E. Tagma, Understanding And Explaining The Iranian Nuclear Crisis Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Understanding And Explaining The Iranian Nuclear Crisis book, In Understanding and Explaining the Iranian Nuclear ‘Crisis’: Theoretical Approaches, Halit M.E. Tagma and Paul E. Lenze, Jr. analyze the ‘crisis’ surrounding Iran’s nuclear program through a variety of theoretical approaches, including realism, world-systems theory, liberal institutionalism, domestic politics, and multi-level games. Through these theories, Tagma and Lenze use established academic perspectives to create a more objective understanding and explanation of the debates and issues. Introducing the concept of eclectic pluralism to the study of international relations, Understanding and Explaining the Iranian Nuclear ‘Crisis’ presents theoretical approaches side by side to explore a complex and evolving international dispute.
by Guido Steinberg, Krieg Am Golf Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Krieg Am Golf book, Der Nahost-Konflikt hat sich in den letzten Jahren verschoben. Und er hat eine neue Dimension angenommen: Seitdem US-Präsident Donald Trump das Atom-Abkommen mit Iran im Mai 2018 einseitig aufkündigte, wachsen die Spannungen im Nahen Osten und am Persischen Golf. Mit Saudi-Arabien und dem Iran stehen sich dort zwei Länder gegenüber, die erbittert um die Hegemonie im Nahen Osten kämpfen. Diese Auseinandersetzung hat für die gesamte Weltpolitik Auswirkungen ‒ und im drohenden Kriegsfall auch direkte Folgen für uns in Deutschland. Der renommierte Islamwissenschaftler Guido Steinberg erklärt in seinem Buch diesen hochgefährlichen Konflikt und verdeutlicht, wie sehr er auch uns betrifft. Drohende Folgen für Deutschland und Europa: • Zunahme von Terror-Anschlägen • Behinderung der Versorgung mit Öl und Gas • Verbreitung von Nuklearwaffen im Nahen Osten • Wachsende Flüchtlingszahlen War früher die Auseinandersetzung zwischen Israel und seinen Nachbarn im Fokus prägend für die Geschichte des Nahen Ostens, so hat sich der iranisch-saudi-arabische Gegensatz in den letzten zwei Jahrzehnten zu dem zentralen Konflikt des Nahen Ostens entwickelt, der sich auf alle politischen und militärischen Geschehnisse in der Region auswirkt. Dies gilt für den Bürgerkrieg in Syrien ebenso wie für den im Jemen und den Kampf gegen die Terror-Organisation „Islamischer Staat“. Wie dominant die Auseinandersetzung geworden ist, zeigt sich am deutlichsten aber an ihrem Einfluss auf den ehemals so wichtigen Kernkonflikt zwischen Israelis und Arabern, in dem sich die saudi-arabische Führung mehrfach auf die Seite der Regierung in Tel Aviv/Jerusalem gestellt hat, während Iran die Führung unter den militanten Gegnern des jüdischen Staates übernommen hat. Guido Steinberg erklärt in seinem Buch, warum der Aufstieg Saudi-Arabiens und Irans die Machtverhältnisse im Nahen Osten grundlegend verändert und inwiefern er die Politik der Region lange bestimmen wird – und welche Konsequenzen dies für uns hat.