Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos

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Palgrave Macmillan, 27/11/2005 - 224 sider
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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.
  

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Indhold

Introduction
1
1 Land and People
5
2 From Empire to Nation
11
Decline and Tumult 17861921
31
4 A New Order 19211953
51
5 Modernizing Iran 19531978
69
6 Revolution and War 19781988
87
7 The Second Islamic Republic 19892005
115
8 Foreign Relations under Khatami
139
9 Summary and Prospects
159
Notes
163
Index
197
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Om forfatteren (2005)

PATRICK CLAWSON is Deputy Director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He has written or edited more than twenty books, primarily on contemporary Middle Eastern politics. Prior to joining The Washington Institute in 1997, his previous positions included four years each as senior economist at the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, where he edited the foreign policy quarterly Orbis, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

MICHAEL RUBIN is a 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, in which capacity he was seconded to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. His dissertation, The Making of Modern Iran, 1858-1909: Communications, Telegraph and Society won Yale's top John Addison Porter Prize.

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