Hidden Iran

Author: Ray Takeyh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429936101
Format: PDF
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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.

The Gulf Cooperation Council States

Author: Yousef Khalifa Al-Yousef
Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 0863561527
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Since the oil boom of the 1970s, the Gulf Cooperation Council States have attempted to achieve economic stability and realise their development goals. Such efforts have so far been in vain, however, as these states’ autocratic governments have closed off their political systems with the support of international allies, especially the United States. In this timely and exhaustive analysis of the political economies of the GCC since the 1970s to the present, Yousef Khalifa Al-Yousef examines the factors responsible for the failure of the states to achieve lasting change in development and security. Focusing on institutional structures where oil wealth has been confined to the few, and the consequences of failed legitimacy at home that has led to dependence on foreign powers, Al-Yousef charts the consistent disparities between governance and the needs of the local population, to the detriment of genuine development. Al-Yousef concludes that the only way to ensure stability and growth in the region is to dismantle the alliance of autocracy, oil and foreign powers. Instead, democracy and reform are key to ensuring stability in the region.

Comparative Politics in Transition

Author: John McCormick
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111832579
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Seventh Edition of COMPARATIVE POLITICS IN TRANSITION combines a thematic framework with a country-by-country approach to provide a thoughtful and effective introduction to Comparative Politics that is appropriate for students new to the study of political science. The author uses an arenas classification to organize and frame the systematic comparative analysis, rather than the traditional three worlds framework. This classification more accurately reflects the contemporary political, economic, and social realities of different political systems, allowing the author to provide historical, theoretical, and conceptual background through ten in-text country case studies. Unlike most other comparative politics texts, McCormick provides a balanced study of the Western and non-Western world and explores the politics and government of Islam and of failed states. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Author: Ray Takeyh
Publisher: العبيكان للنشر
ISBN: 9960549836
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Women and Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Author: Sanam Vakil
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441105166
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Women and Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran looks at the rise and role of female activism in Iran since the 1979 Revolution. Since 1979 women have played a decisive role in elections and assumed political posts. This study assesses this role as well as the impact of domestic and international policies on women's activism, highlighting the contradictions between politics and religion within the Islamic Republic. It also seeks to evaluate political and economic developments and the transformations in civil society, including the development of a gender conscious society. Women and Politics in the Islamic Republic of Iran features original research by Sanam Vakil, an Iranian-American scholar, who conducted interviews with women activists, politicians, journalists, clerics and students in Iran, Europe and the U.S. and used primary sources to specifically links women's activism to the domestic political changes in Iran. The book will be an essential resource for anyone studying Iranian politics and seeking to understand better the internal political and social dynamics in Iran and the critical role that women play.

Iranian Puzzle Piece Understanding Iran in the Global Context

Author: Amin Tarzi
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 143794423X
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Contains the collected work from a one-day international symposium, held at Marine Corps Univ. It sought to clarify the waters -- to examine the "puzzle piece" labeled Iran and understand how it fits into the larger, global puzzle. These papers came out of that symposium; they provide insight into the multifaceted nature of Iran and its regime. Contents: Introduction; Iran Under Ahmadinejad; Talking to Tehran: With Whom, About What, and How?; When U.S.-Iranian Negotiations Start: A Primer; The Iranian Nuclear Issue; Iran's Policies and Iraq; Iran in the Israeli Threat Perception; The 2009 Iranian Presidential Election and Its Implications. Glossary. Map and diagram of Iranian Power Structure.

The Iranian Puzzle Piece

Author: Marine Corps University (U.S.)
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160841026
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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 Death of Money

Author: James Rickards
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101637242
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The next financial collapse will resemble nothing in history. . . . Deciding upon the best course to follow will require comprehending a minefield of risks, while poised at a crossroads, pondering the death of the dollar. The U.S. dollar has been the global reserve currency since the end of World War II. If the dollar fails, the entire international monetary system will fail with it. But optimists have always said, in essence, that confidence in the dollar will never truly be shaken, no matter how high our national debt or how dysfunctional our government. In the last few years, however, the risks have become too big to ignore. While Washington is gridlocked, our biggest rivals—China, Russia, and the oil-producing nations of the Middle East—are doing everything possible to end U.S. monetary hegemony. The potential results: Financial warfare. Deflation. Hyperinflation. Market collapse. Chaos. James Rickards, the acclaimed author of Currency Wars, shows why money itself is now at risk and what we can all do to protect ourselves. He explains the power of converting unreliable investments into real wealth: gold, land, fine art, and other long-term stores of value.

Engaging Iran and Building Peace in the Persian Gulf Region

Author: Volker Perthes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780930503918
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Three different perspectives on Iran's relations with its neighbors and the rest of the international community are presented in this book. Ray Takeyh's essay on Iran's place in the Greater Middle East is an historical overview of Iran's unique national narrative and Islamic pedigree. Hitoshi Tanaka adopts a comparative approach in his essay to address the challenges posed by the nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea. The extensive essay by Volker Perthes examines the issues of Iran's nuclear capacity and regional energy security that are critically important to the United States and Europe as well as East and South Asia.