Guardians of the revolution [electronic resource] : Iran and the world in the age of the Ayatollahs / Ray Takeyh.
- Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
1 online resource (321 p.)
- Islam and politics -- Iran.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- Foreign relations -- 1997-
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997.
Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
- Electronic books.
- For over a quarter century, Iran has been one of America's chief nemeses. Ever since Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah in 1979, the relationship between the two nations has been antagonistic: revolutionary guards chanting against the Great Satan, Bush fulminating against the Axis of Evil, Iranian support for Hezbollah, and President Ahmadinejad blaming the U.S. for the world's ills. The unending war of words suggests an intractable divide between Iran and the West, one that may very well lead to a shooting war in the near future. But as Ray Takeyh shows in this accessible and authoritative
- Contents; Introduction; PART I. THE REVOLUTIONARY YEARS; PART II. THE RISE OF PRAGMATISM AND THE NEW PRIORITIES; PART III. THE AGE OF REFORM; PART IV. HEGEMONY AT LAST?; Conclusion; Notes; Index
- "A Council on Foreign Relations book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. -295) and index.
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