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The Persian puzzle : the conflict between Iran and America

Author: Kenneth M Pollack
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2005, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Random House trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Pollack, a former CIA analyst and National Security Council official, analyzes the long and ongoing clash between the United States and Iran, beginning with the fall of the Shah and the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran in 1979. Pollack examines all the major events in U.S.-Iran relations--including the hostage crisis, the U.S. tilt toward Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, the Iran-Contra scandal, military  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth M Pollack
ISBN: 9780812973365 0812973364
OCLC Number: 191947635
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 539 pages) : maps
Contents: From Persepolis to the Pahlavis --
Reza the great --
The ugly Americans --
The last Shah --
Come to the revolution --
America held hostage --
At war with the world --
The Imam's legacy --
Collision course --
To the brink --
The ecstasy and the agony --
Coming full circle --
Toward a new Iran policy.
Responsibility: Kenneth M. Pollack.

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Pollack, a former CIA analyst and National Security Council official, analyzes the long and ongoing clash between the United States and Iran, beginning with the fall of the Shah and the seizure of the American embassy in Tehran in 1979. Pollack examines all the major events in U.S.-Iran relations--including the hostage crisis, the U.S. tilt toward Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, the Iran-Contra scandal, military tensions in 1987 and 1988, the covert Iranian war against U.S. interests in the Persian Gulf that culminated in the 1996 Khobar Towers terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia, and recent U.S.-Iran skirmishes over Afghanistan and Iraq. He explains the strategies and motives from American and Iranian perspectives and tells how each crisis colored the thinking of both countries' leadership as they shaped and reshaped their policies over time.

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