Eternal Iran / Edition 1

Eternal Iran / Edition 1

by Patrick Clawson, Michael Rubin
     
 

Exploring continuities and changes, this book provides the historical backdrop crucial to understanding how Iranian pride and sense of victimization combine to make its politics contentious and potentially dangerous. From the struggle between the Shah and Ayatollah Khomeini to the current tension between the reformers and traditionalists, a central issue in Iranian

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Overview

Exploring continuities and changes, this book provides the historical backdrop crucial to understanding how Iranian pride and sense of victimization combine to make its politics contentious and potentially dangerous. From the struggle between the Shah and Ayatollah Khomeini to the current tension between the reformers and traditionalists, a central issue in Iranian domestic politics has long been its place in the world and relations with the West.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962751
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/01/2005
Series:
Middle East in Focus Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

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Meet the Author

Patrick Clawson is Deputy Director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Michael Rubin is Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Between 2002 and 2004, he worked as a staff advisor for Iran and Iraq in the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

Table of Contents

Preface
• Introduction
• Land and People
• From Empire to Nation
• A New Order, 1921-1953
• Modernizing Iran, 1953-78
• Revolution and War, 1978-1988
• The Second Islamic Republic, 1989-2005
• Difficulties With The Broader World During The Khatami Years
• Summary and Prospects

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