Revolutionary Iran: A History Of The Islamic Republic by Michael AxworthyRevolutionary Iran: A History Of The Islamic Republic by Michael Axworthy

Revolutionary Iran: A History Of The Islamic Republic

byMichael Axworthy

Paperback | April 29, 2014

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The definitive history of the Iran-Iraq war, and revolutionary Iran, essential for understanding the country today For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. Many policy-makers today share a weary wish that Iran would somehow just disappear as a problem. But with Iran's continuing commitment to a nuclear programme and its reputation as a trouble-maker in Afghanistan, Lebanon and elsewhere, this is unlikely any time soon. The slow demise of the 2009 'Green Revolution' shows that Revolutionary Iran's institutions are still formidable. This is the definitive history of this subject, from one of the world's principal experts.
Michael Axworthy is the author of The Sword of Persia and Iran: Empire of the Mind, which established him as one of the world's principal experts on the country. He was head of the Iran Section of the British Foreign Office from 1998-2000 and is now senior lecturer and Director of the Centre for Persian and Iranian Studies at the Unive...
Title:Revolutionary Iran: A History Of The Islamic RepublicFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 7.75 × 5.2 × 1 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141046236

ISBN - 13:9780141046235


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Read This book is a pleasure to read should you wish you understand the political, historical and social dynamics acting in Iran. Axworthy's take on the matter is particularly refreshing as he treat the issues at hand delicately and carefully with considerable caution as he tries not to present a bias account one way or another
Date published: 2018-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book on the Green Revolution The book is one of the better ones out there on the Green Revolution, though not the best. Peterson's book takes the cake. Still Axworthy presents an accurate depiction of the scene on the ground. I was in Tehran and travelled throughout Iran in 2010 and saw some reforms taking place and changes that the mullahs had accepted.
Date published: 2018-05-28