Confronting Iran The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0465003516

ISBN-13: 9780465003518

Edition: N/A

Authors: Ali M. Ansari
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Description: Iran refuses to relent in developing nuclear technology, despite U.N. sanctions. Rumors persist that both the United States and Israel are drawing up plans for military strikes. As the standoff escalates with no clear end in sigh, historian Ali Ansari sets the current crisis in the context of a long history of mutual antagonism between Iran and the U.S. From the overthrow of Mosaddeq in 1953 to the hostage crisis in 1979 and, more recently, the Gulf War and the War in Iraq, both Iranian and American politicians have forged conflicting narratives about an "evil empire" lying half a world away. Now, decades of mutual mistrust and internal politicking in both the U.S. and Iran may ultimately lead to a war neither side truly wants. An authoritative account of failed foreign policy, Confronting Iran is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand this explosive region. Book jacket.

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List price: $19.99
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 7/3/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Chronology
Introduction
Imperial Hubris
1953
1979
The United States and the Islamic Republic
Khatami and the Reform Movement
Iran-US Relations in the Shadow of 9/11
Nuclear Politics
Conclusion
Afterword
Acknowledgments
Notes
Glossary
Sources and Guide to Further Reading
Index
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