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Engaging Iran: The Rise of a Middle East Powerhouse and America's Strategic Choice

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Gonzalez argues that the U.S. must not repeat the myopic mistakes of the past. A far-sighted and grand-strategic approach to Iran promises to open doors to regional stability and political development. Only then can America, as the global superpower, reap the benefits of a new Middle East, with Iran at the helm.
Hardcover, 180 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Praeger Security International
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I found this book to be very helpful in laying out the myths of perception we in the west have about Iran. This book gives a concise grounding in the history of Iran, as a pawn in great power struggles and the growth and changes in Shi'a and Islamic faith in the region. I believe the grounding is complete enough that explanations of issues around today's geopolitics are easier to understand and judge.

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