In 2002, George W. Bush famously referred to Iran as a member of
the "axis of evil." The fierce rhetoric highlights the persistent
antagonism between the two nations. The standoff has taken on
renewed urgency with election of hard-line conservative Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad as Iran's new president and his bold resumption of the
country's nuclear program. Will Iran be the next front in
America'swar on terror? Iran expert Ali Ansari sets the current
crisis in the context of a long history of mutual antagonism.
Despite the absence of formal diplomatic relations, Iran and the
U.S. have loomed large in each other's domestic politics for
decades. From the overthrow of Mosaddeq in 1953 to the hostage
crisis in 1979 and, more recently, the Gulf War and the War in
Iraq, both Iranian and American politicians have forged narratives
about an "evil empire" lying half a world away. This mutual
mistrust has militated against dZtente between the two nations--and
may ultimately lead to war. An authoritative account of failed
foreign policy, this book will be essential reading for anyone
seeking to understand this explosive region.
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!