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The Resource Iran rising : the survival and future of the Islamic Republic, Amin Saikal

Iran rising : the survival and future of the Islamic Republic, Amin Saikal

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Iran rising : the survival and future of the Islamic Republic
Title
Iran rising
Title remainder
the survival and future of the Islamic Republic
Statement of responsibility
Amin Saikal
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"When Iranians overthrew their monarchy, rejecting a pro-Western shah in favor of an Islamic regime, many observers predicted that revolutionary turmoil would paralyze the country for decades to come. Yet forty years after the 1978-79 revolution, Iran has emerged as a critical player in the Middle East and the wider world, as demonstrated in part by the 2015 international nuclear agreement. In Iran Rising, Iran specialist Amin Saikal describes how the country has managed to survive despite ongoing domestic struggles, Western sanctions, and countless other serious challenges. Saikal explores Iran's recent history, beginning with the revolution, which set in motion a number of developments, including war with Iraq, precarious relations with Arab neighbors, and hostilities with Israel and the United States. He highlights the regime's agility as it navigated a complex relationship with Afghanistan during the Soviet invasion, survived the Gulf Wars, and handled fallout from the Iraqi and Syrian crises. Such success, Saikal maintains, stems from a distinctive political order, comprising both a supreme Islamic leader and an elected president and national assembly, which can fuse religious and nationalist assertiveness with pragmatic policy actions at home and abroad. But Iran's accomplishments, including its nuclear development and ability to fight ISIS, have cost its people, who are desperately pressuring the ruling clerics for economic and social reforms-- changes that might in turn influence the country's foreign policy"--
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Provided by publisher
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PUL
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1950-
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Saikal, Amin
Dewey number
955.05/4
Index
index present
LC call number
DS318.8
LC item number
.S244 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
  • Iran
Target audience
adult
Label
Iran rising : the survival and future of the Islamic Republic, Amin Saikal
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Revolution and transition -- Khomeini's theo-political order -- The Islamic Order under Khamenei: from Rafsanjani to Rouhani -- Resource capabilities -- Regional relations -- Relations with major powers -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780691175478
Lccn
2018936897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • on1032655215
  • (OCoLC)1032655215
  • 2521375
Label
Iran rising : the survival and future of the Islamic Republic, Amin Saikal
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Revolution and transition -- Khomeini's theo-political order -- The Islamic Order under Khamenei: from Rafsanjani to Rouhani -- Resource capabilities -- Regional relations -- Relations with major powers -- Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 326 pages
Isbn
9780691175478
Lccn
2018936897
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • on1032655215
  • (OCoLC)1032655215
  • 2521375

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