Monday, March 12, 2007

New from the Council on Foreign Relations: Hidden Iran


Check the CARL online catalog for our holdings of Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Tekeyh
Watch Ray Takeyh discuss his new book on this CFR Events Video.
Or select this link for just the audio portion
Excerpt of Book Summary (provided by the publisher)
"A leading expert explains why we fail to understand Iran and offers a new strategy for redefining this crucial relationship. 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."
Author Bio
Book Review - Published in Foreign Affairs, New York: Nov/Dec 2006 Vol. 85, Iss. 6; pg. 142

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