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

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

by Ali Ansari

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465003501
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 07/28/2006
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Ali M. Ansari is a highly regarded specialist in the field of Iranian history and politics. Currently a member of the Modern History faculty at the University of St. Andrews, he holds a doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He has written for periodicals, including the Financial Times and the Independent (London). This is his third book. He lives in Fife, Scotland.

Table of Contents


Chronology     ix
Introduction     1
Imperial Hubris     7
1953     19
1979     55
The United States and the Islamic Republic     93
Khatami and the Reform Movement     147
Iran-US Relations in the Shadow of 9/11     165
Nuclear Politics     197
Conclusion     233
Afterword     243
Acknowledgments     257
Notes     259
Glossary     275
Sources and Guide to Further Reading     278
Index     281

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