By Alidad Mafinezam,Aria Mehrabi
Iran and Its position between Nations takes a bird's-eye view of the place Iran has been within the foreign neighborhood, the place it truly is at the present time, and the place it may possibly preferably turn out sooner or later. Is Iran an jap nation, certain through traditions that prevent monetary improvement? Or does it even have a few attributes of Western international locations, given its historical past, geographic situation, tradition, and politics? one of the key insights during this booklet is the remark that Iran is a bridge among East and West.
Is Iran a fomenter of Islamic radicalism within the heart East and past, or can it's a promoter of moderation and reform inside its personal borders and in different Muslim nations? How successfully can the spiritual and nationwide assets of Iran's identification by means of reconciled, or needs to the rustic decide on one over the opposite and triumph over the inherent tensions of this twin identification? This publication addresses those and comparable questions relating to the most vital and newsworthy international locations within the world.
Combining description and prescription, the authors make clear the tumultuous background of Iran within the 20th century and discover the family and international components that experience aided and retarded the country's improvement nowa days. supplying a detailed examine the backgrounds and identities of key pre- and post-revolutionary leaders in Iran, the authors make insightful techniques to Iranians and the foreign neighborhood on easy methods to combine Iran into harmonious and sturdy relationships that gain Iranians, the quarter that surrounds them, and the area. Grounded in reliable scholarship but written accessibly, it is a must-read for all Iran watchers today.