Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842774755 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $81.95 ISBN: 9781842774748 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only

Iran in Crisis?

Nuclear Ambitions and the American Response

Roger Howard

Iran in Crisis?

Roger Howard

Distributed for Zed Books

240 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5 | © 2004
Paper $38.95 ISBN: 9781842774755 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $81.95 ISBN: 9781842774748 Published June 2004 For sale in North and South America only
Is Iran at a crossroads? The recent US - led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought new opportunities and dangers that could conceivably either herald a new rapprochement between Tehran and Washington or else bring a sharp detorioration that might perhaps spill over into confrontation. At home, profound demographic changes would seem to make far-reaching political changes appear inevitable in a country whose young population is alienated from the clerical elite that pulls the strings of power. This book looks at some of the causes of these domestic international tensions and considers some of the possible outcomes. In particular, it asks: Is Iran really on the way to developing nuclear weapons? What is the Iranian ‘Qods Force‘ doing in Iraq and Afghanistan? And why? What are Iran‘s connections with Middle East terror groups? Could Iran disintegrate if the current regime crumbles? How much of a threat to the regime do dissident organisations pose? The book explains the likely course of events in Iran and the region for both general readers and specialists.
Contents
Introduction
Part 1: Iran and the US
1. The American Mind
2: Iran and international terror
3: The other domino effect
4: An Iranian bomb?
Part 2: Domestic Crisis
5: Political tensions
6. Social and economic malaise
Part 3: Outcomes
7. Popular uprising
8. Dissidents
Conclusion
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