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Mullahs, Guards, and Bonyads

Mullahs, Guards, and Bonyads

An Exploration of Iranian Leadership Dynamics

  • Author: David E. Thaler
  • Publisher: Rand Corporation
  • ISBN: 0833047736
  • Category: History
  • Page: 144
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The U.S. ability to 'read' the Iranian regime and formulate appropriate policies has been weakened by lack of access to the country and by the opacity of decisionmaking in Tehran. To improve understanding of Iran1s political system, the authors describe Iranian strategic culture; investigate Iran1s informal networks, formal government institutions, and personalities; assess the impact of elite behavior on Iranian policy; and summarize key trends.

The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei

The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei

Out of the Mouth of the Supreme Leader of Iran

  • Author: Yvette Hovsepian-Bearce
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317605810
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 382
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Ayatollah ʿAli Hosseini Khamenei, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, is one of the most controversial and influential Muslim leaders in the world today. As Iran’s main decision-maker, his theocratic ideology and decisions carry global consequences. The Political Ideology of Ayatollah Khamenei is the first book to identify and analyze the development and evolution of the theocratic ideology of the Supreme Leader from 1962 to 2014, using his own writings, speeches, and biographies, as well as literature published in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This work provides new insights into Khamenei’s political thought and behavior and their impact on Iran’s domestic, regional, and international policies. Correlating the development of Khamenei’s personality, character, and political behavior with Iran’s internal and external challenges, this study explores key issues of the Middle East region, in particular Iran’s political posture toward Israel, the United States, and the Muslim world, and the diplomatic crises unfolding over Iran’s nuclear development program. This work provides a comprehensive chronological and thematic survey of Khamenei’s life. This book will be of interest to students, scholars, researchers, diplomats, and policymakers focusing on Middle Eastern politics, Iranian affairs, Islamic studies, and international relations; and could serve as an essential resource for those striving to understand Iran’s policies toward Israel, the United States, and the Muslim world, as shaped by its supreme autocrat.

Power and Change in Iran

Power and Change in Iran

Politics of Contention and Conciliation

  • Author: Daniel Brumberg,Farideh Farhi
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 0253020794
  • Category: History
  • Page: 328
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This volume provides an unparalleled and timely look at political, social, economic, and ideological dynamics in contemporary Iran. Through chapters on social welfare and privatization, university education, the role and authority of the Supreme Leader, the rule of law, the evolving electoral system, and the intense debate over human rights within and outside the regime, the contributors offer a comprehensive overview of Iranian politics. Their case studies reveal a society whose multiple vectors of contestation, negotiation, and competition are creating possibilities for transformation that are yet to be realized but whose outcome will affect the Islamic Republic, the region, and relations with the United States.

Redefining Success

Redefining Success

Applying Lessons in Nuclear Diplomacy from North Korea to Iran

  • Author: Ferial Ara Saeed
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Diplomatic negotiations in international disputes
  • Page: 54
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The United States has no good options for resolving the North Korean and Iranian nuclear challenges. Incentives, pressures, and threats have not succeeded. A military strike would temporarily set back these programs, but at unacceptable human and diplomatic costs, and with a high risk of their reconstitution and acceleration. For some policymakers, therefore, the best option is to isolate these regimes until they collapse or pressures build to compel negotiations on U.S. terms. This option has the veneer of toughness sufficient to make it politically defensible in Washington. On closer scrutiny, however, it actually allows North Korea and Iran to continue their nuclear programs unrestrained. It also sacrifices more achievable short-term goals of improving transparency and securing vulnerable nuclear materials to the uncertain long-term goal of denuclearization. Yet these short-term goals are deemed critical to U.S. national security in the 2010 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) and Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). This comparative study of U.S. nuclear diplomacy toward North Korea and Iran suggests that the North Korea case offers policymakers crucial lessons applicable to Iran. It provides policy recommendations based on four key conclusions: that a common paradigm (nuclear pause) must be applied to both states; that nuclear deals negotiated with international outliers like North Korea and Iran must draw on widely accepted policy or practice; that these deals should be linked to political/diplomatic strategies relevant to the domestic and regional policy context of each state; and that the success of a nuclear pause must be judged by whether it accomplishes nuclear policy goals, not broader policy goals.

Iran and Christianity

Iran and Christianity

Historical Identity and Present Relevance

  • Author: Mark Bradley
  • Publisher: Continuum
  • ISBN: 9781847060273
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 197
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A fascinating look at the growing underground church in Iran, exploring the history of Iranian faith, culture and church growth.

Napoleon, oder, Der Mythos des Retters

Napoleon, oder, Der Mythos des Retters

eine Biographie

  • Author: Jean Tulard
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 549
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The spirit of Allah

The spirit of Allah

Khomeini and the Islamic revolution

  • Author: Amir Taheri
  • Publisher: Arrow
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 350
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The Comprehensive Iranian Sanctions Act of 1995--S. 277

The Comprehensive Iranian Sanctions Act of 1995--S. 277

hearing before the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, on S. 277 ... March 16, 1995

  • Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
  • Publisher: Government Printing Office
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 76
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Krieg und Frieden aus der Sicht der Verhaltensforschung

Krieg und Frieden aus der Sicht der Verhaltensforschung

  • Author: Irenäus Eibl-Eibesfeldt
  • Publisher: Piper Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 315
  • View: 9540
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Forbes

Forbes

  • Author: Bertie Charles Forbes
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Industries
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