Readership: Readers of Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Nation; students and scholars of Iran, International Relations, Comparative Politics, US Foreign Policy, Religion and Politics
Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
Ray Takeyh is a Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of Hidden Iran and The Origins of the Eisenhower Doctrine. He lives near Washington, D.C.
""Superb...anyone wishing to understand why restored American-Iranian ties are so elusive, but also so critical, should turn to this important work, a riveting and consistently insightful study of revolutionary Iran and its still troubled place in the world."—New York Times"
""[An] excellent history of Iran's foreign and security policies in the three decades since the revolution.... A highly successful balancing act between breadth and depth.... A first-class book."—Middle East Journal"
""An excellent way to take the measure of revolutionary Iran today is to read this up-to-date, well-researched, and perceptive history of its foreign policy since 1979."—Foreign Affairs"