Book Release— Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Accord and Détente since the Geneva Agreement of 2013

Book Release— Iran Nuclear Negotiations: Accord and Détente since the Geneva Agreement of 2013

By Nader Entessar and Kaveh Afrasiabi

Written by two seasoned experts on Iran's foreign and nuclear affairs, this book offers a comprehensive, concise, and thoughtful explanation of the origins and evolution of Iranian nuclear crisis and the challenges and opportunities facing the decision-makers in the complex nuclear negotiations that have yielded in a final agreement. The authors provide a sober and balanced discussion of Iran's national and security interests and the implications of a nuclear breakthrough for the stalemate in relations between Iran and the West. The book is highly recommended for academic, policy, and media communities as well as the general public. (Hooshang Amirahmadi, professor, Rutgers University; senior associate, Oxford University; president, American Iranian Council)

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Book Review: US-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue

Book Review: US-Iran Misperceptions: A Dialogue

Written by several policy experts from the US and Iran, this book is a must read by anyone seeking to grasp the inventory of the past and present issues between the two countries and the possibilities that exist to move beyond the long-standing stalemate toward a new chapter in relations between Tehran and Washington.  The authors do not necessarily agree with each other in their assessments of the sources of enduring hostility between US and Iran and or their extent of optimism regarding any breakthrough in the stalemated relations, yet their narratives commonly hammer the need to move these relations forward by, first and foremost, learning from the past history and avoiding the "highly counterproductive" misperceptions, such as those that reinforce Manichean enemy images of the other side.

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"The Twilight War"

"The Twilight War"

The dramatic secret history of our undeclared thirty-year conflict with Iran, revealing newsbreaking episodes of covert and deadly operations that brought the two nations to the brink of open war for three decades, the United States and Iran have engaged in a secret war. It is a conflict that has never been acknowledged and a story that has never been told.

This surreptitious war began with the Iranian revolution and simmers today inside Iraq and in the Persian Gulf. Fights rage in the shadows, between the CIA and its network of spies and Iran's intelligence agency. Battles are fought at sea with Iranians in small speedboats attacking Western oil tankers. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided administrations, and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare. It is a story of shocking miscalculations, bitter debates, hidden casualties, boldness, and betrayal.

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