Dilip Hiro Iran Today

ISBN 13: 9781842751589

Iran Today

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This book is by the bestselling author of "Secrets and Lies And Iraq: A Report from the Inside", the definitive book on Iran's controversial place in the world today. Does Iran really belong to an axis of Evil? Is Iran really a nuclear threat? This is the inside story of Iran, by one of the world's leading experts on the Middle East. 'Hiro is a model political analyst. His approach is as incorrigibly non-partisan as it is methodical' - "Sunday Times". President George W. Bush brands Iran part of the axis of evil, and has, in the past, launched surgical military strikes because of its alleged secret nuclear weapons programme. Meanwhile, Britain and Europe try to negotiate with the regime in the search for a peaceful resolution and to avoid a possible military conflict. Iran is certainly the most strategically important country in the Middle East, yet it remains an enigma to most Westerners. The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was guided by two very different forces; a pro-Democracy, anti-Shah, leftist movement of the middle class, and an anti-Western anti-Shah, rightist movement that appealed to workers and country people. These two forces collided rather than colluded in establishing the Islamic Republic, first under Ayatollah Khomeni and then Ayatollah Khamanei.

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"Hiro is a model political analyst." -- Sunday Times

"Hiro's Iran Today stands out." -- Sunday Times

"Hiro’s detail-packed prose lends an immediacy to events." -- Tribune

"Punctuated by people-on-the-street interviews that reveal a
breadth of popular opinion in Iran, Hiro's portrait makes for provocative
reading." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This book is brilliant." -- Jon Snow, Channel 4 News

"This book is brilliant." -- Jon Snow

About the Author:

Dilip Hiro, one of the world's leading experts on the Middle East, explores the myth and reality of Iran, and navigates the Iranian labyrinth with an enviable assurance, illuminating its rich history while providing eye-witness accounts of contemporary events and institutions.

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