||Preface: Iran through our eyes -- Introduction: America's choices -- Part 1: Charting the trajectory. The promise of Persepolis ; Trajectory of independence ; Kings and men ; Whiplash : revolution and the hostage crisis -- Part 2: Character of a nation. Theocracy Iranian style ; East of Iraq ; The Iranian crescent -- Part 3: A new policy. Devising a grand strategy : lessons from the Nixon Doctrine ; Nuclear thresholds ; Hegemons unite : a glimpse into the future.
||Iran is poised to re-emerge as the powerhouse of the Middle East in the 21st century. Already taking on massive export and energy diversification projects and working to acquire a nuclear weapons arsenal, Iran is likely to attain the stature of regional power in the coming years, thanks in no small measure to the vacuum created by the chaos in Iraq, which for many years served as a counterweight to Iran in the region. Gonzalez illuminates the path toward a new approach to engagement with Iran. Only then can the United States reap the benefits of a new Middle East.--Publisher description.
|Bibliography note||Includes bibliographical references (p. -174) and index.|
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