Revolution & aftermath : forging a new strategy toward Iran
- Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh.
- Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press, Stanford University, 
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- xviii, 150 pages ; 23 cm.
- Hoover Institution Press publication ; 689.
- Edelman, Eric S., author.
- Takeyh, Ray, 1966- author.
- Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order.
- Hoover Institution Press.
- Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace.
- Includes bibliographical references ("Suggestions for further reading": pages 131-136).
- "In Revolution and Aftermath: Forging a New Strategy toward Iran, Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh examine one of the most underappreciated forces that has shaped modern US foreign policy: American-Iranian relations. They argue that America's flawed reading of Iran's domestic politics has hamstrung decades of US diplomacy, resulting in humiliations and setbacks ranging from the 1979-81 hostage crisis to Barack Obama's concession-laden nuclear weapons deal. What presidents and diplomats have repeatedly failed to grasp, they write, is that 'the Islamic Republic is a revolutionary state whose entire identity is invested in its hostility toward the West.' To illuminate a path forward for American-Iranian relations, the authors address some of the most persistent myths about Iran, its ruling elite, and its people. They discuss the ways Iran played a vital role in US grand strategy after World War II. They discuss the Ayatollah Khomeini's worldview--including his view of the United States as 'the Great Satan'--and his remarkably durable legacy, which has animated decades of Iranian policies even when such policies are detrimental to the country's other stated national interests. Finally, they highlight lessons leaders can learn from America's many missteps since the 1979 Islamic Revolution." -- publisher.
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- Revolution and aftermath : forging a new strategy toward Iran
- Hoover Institution Press publication ; no. 689
- At head of title: Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order.
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