Hidden Iran

Author: Ray Takeyh
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780805086614
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"Savvy and accessible . . . A shrewd, timely guide to Iran's schisms, interests and ambitions."--The Washington Post Book World In Hidden Iran, leading Middle East expert Ray Takeyh demystifies the Iranian regime and shows how this pivotal country's internal conflicts have produced its belligerent international posture, especially toward the United States. With President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pushing the development of a nuclear program, making a play for regional preeminence, and stirring up anti-Israel sentiment, the consequences of not understanding Iran have never been higher. Takeyh explains why this country continues to confound American expectations and offers a new paradigm for managing our relations with this rising power--at a time when getting Iran right has become increasingly urgent for America.

Hidden Iran

Author: Ray Takeyh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805079760
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A leading expert on Middle Eastern politics presents an analysis of Iran's politics and history, demystifying the Iranian regime and its policies in terms of the competing issues of Muslim theology, republican pragmatism, and factional competition.

Hidden Iran

Author: Ray Takeyh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429936101
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A leading expert explains why we fail to understand Iran and offers a new strategy for redefining this crucial relationship For more than a quarter of a century, few countries have been as resistant to American influence or understanding as Iran. The United States and Iran have long eyed each other with suspicion, all too eager to jump to conclusions and slam the door. What gets lost along the way is a sense of what is actually happening inside Iran and why it matters. With a new hard-line Iranian president making incendiary pronouncements and pressing for nuclear developments, the consequences of not understanding Iran have never been higher. Ray Takeyh, a leading expert on Iran's politics and history, has written a groundbreaking book that demystifies the Iranian regime and shows how the fault lines of Iran's domestic politics serve to explain its behavior. In Hidden Iran, he explains why this country has so often confounded American expectations and why its outward hostility does not necessarily preclude the normalization of relations. Through a clearer understanding of the competing claims of Muslim theology, republican pragmatism, and factional competition, he offers a new paradigm for managing our relations with this rising power.

Guardians of the Revolution

Author: Ray Takeyh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199754101
Format: PDF
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For over a quarter century, Iran has been one of America's chief nemeses. Ever since Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah in 1979, the relationship between the two nations has been antagonistic: revolutionary guards chanting against the Great Satan, Bush fulminating against the Axis of Evil, Iranian support for Hezbollah, and President Ahmadinejad blaming the U.S. for the world's ills. The unending war of words suggests an intractable divide between Iran and the West, one that may very well lead to a shooting war in the near future. But as Ray Takeyh shows in this accessible and authoritative history of Iran's relations with the world since the revolution, behind the famous personalities and extremist slogans is a nation that is far more pragmatic--and complex--than many in the West have been led to believe. Takeyh explodes many of our simplistic myths of Iran as an intransigently Islamist foe of the West. Tracing the course of Iranian policy since the 1979 revolution, Takeyh identifies four distinct periods: the revolutionary era of the 1980s, the tempered gradualism following the death of Khomeini and the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1989, the "reformist" period from 1997-2005 under President Khatami, and the shift toward confrontation and radicalism since the election of President Ahmadinejad in 2005. Takeyh shows that three powerful forces--Islamism, pragmatism, and great power pretensions--have competed in each of these periods, and that Iran's often paradoxical policies are in reality a series of compromises between the hardliners and the moderates, often with wild oscillations between pragmatism and ideological dogmatism. The U.S.'s task, Takeyh argues, is to find strategies that address Iran's objectionable behavior without demonizing this key player in an increasingly vital and volatile region. With its clear-sighted grasp of both nuance and historical sweep, Guardians of the Revolution will stand as the standard work on this controversial--and central--actor in world politics for years to come.

Author: Ray Takeyh
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 9960549836
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تعود أهمية هذا الكتاب إلى عدة عوامل منها أن مؤلفه هو (راي تقية) الباحث والكاتب السياسي المطلع، والعضو في مجلس العلاقات الخارجية الأمريكية، المتخصص في إيران والحركات الإسلامية، والسياسة الشرق أوسطية. كما أن موضوع الكتاب له أهمية خاصة، فهو يتناول، بحياد ودقة وموضوعية، واحدة من أكثر البؤر السياسية توترًا والتهابًا في العالم، وهي إيران، وما يحيط بها في منطقتنا من تعقيدات وتداخلات وتعارضات في علاقاتها مع كل القوى الفاعلة في المنطقة وفي العالم. يبتدئ المؤلف كتابه بمقدمة عنوانها: الفهم الخاطئ لإيران، وينهيه بخاتمة عنوانها: الفهم الصحيح لإيران، وفيما بينهما ثمانية فصول يحلل فيها الوضع الإيراني الداخلي في ارتباطه بتاريخها الاجتماعي والثقافي والعقائدي والثوري، وفي علاقة كل ذلك بقضايا المنطقة بكل تعقيداتها، محاولاً استجلاء ملامح وأسباب فهم أمريكا الخاطئ لإيران الذي جعلها اليوم مشكلة مستعصية على الحل. وكأن الكتاب محاولة للإجابة عن سؤال واحد بشقين: لماذا الفهم الخاطئ؟ كيف يكون الفهم الصحيح، وبالتالي المنهج الصحيح لمعالجة واحدة من أكبر مشكلات العصر؟ العبيكان للنشر

Warring Souls

Author: Roxanne Varzi
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822337218
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DIVAn ethnography of secular youth culture in Tehran and its resistance to post-Revolutionary Islamicist politics./div

Iran s Political Demographic and Economic Vulnerabilities

Author: Keith Crane
Publisher: Rand Corporation
ISBN: 0833043048
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Iran is one of the most important U.S. foreign policy concerns but is extraordinarily difficult to engage. The authors assess current political, ethnic, demographic, and economic trends and vulnerabilities in Iran, then offer recommendations on U.S. policies that might foster the trends beneficial to U.S. interests. However, if these trends do take root in Iran, seeing them come to fruition will take time and, therefore, patience.

English in Post Revolutionary Iran

Author: Maryam Borjian
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847699081
Format: PDF
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This book unravels the story of English, the language of "the enemies", in post-revolutionary Iran. Situating English within the nation's broader social, political, economic and historical contexts, the book explores the politics, causes, and agents of the two diverging trends of indigenization/localization and internationalization/Anglo-Americanization in English education in Iran over the past three decades.

The Iranian Puzzle Piece

Author: Marine Corps University (U.S.)
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160841026
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Purpose: A one-day international symposium hosted by the Marine Corps University (MCU) and the Marine Corps University Foundation to enhance the overall understanding of Iran, exploring its internal dynamics, regional perspectives, and extra-regional factors and examining its near-term political and strategic options and their potential impact on the course of action of the United States and the USMC.

The Ayatollah Begs to Differ

Author: Hooman Majd
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141978163
Format: PDF, ePub
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Hooman Majd, acclaimed journalist and New York-residing grandson of an Ayatollah, has a unique perspective on his Iranian homeland. In this vivid, warm and humorous insider's account, he opens our eyes to an Iran that few people see, meeting opium-smoking clerics, women cab drivers and sartorially challenged presidential officials, among others. Revealing a country where both t-shirt wearing teenagers and religious martyrs express pride in their Persian origins, that is deeply religious yet highly cosmopolitan, authoritarian yet reformist, this is the one book you should read to understand Iran and Iranians today.