Science and Innovations in Iran: Development, Progress, and Challenges
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Abdol S. Soofi and Sepehr Ghazinoory
Over the course of the last two decades, Iran has gone through major industrial transformation, in spite of major obstacles in the path of the country's development. This comprehensive book examines the Iranian government's mobilization of resources to develop science and technology, presenting an overview of the structure, dynamics, and outcomes of the government's science and technology policies.
Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Elaheh Rostami-Povey and Tara Povey
This book examines the women's movement in Iran and their role in contesting gender relations since the 1979 revolution. Looking at examples from politics, law, employment, environment, media and religion to the struggle for democracy, this book demonstrates how material conditions have important social and political consequences on the lives of women in Iran and exposes the need to challenge the dominant theoretical perspectives on gender and Islam.
Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran
Sunday, September 01, 2013
The former Soviet republics of Central Asia comprise a sprawling, politically pivotal, densely populated, and richly cultured area of the world. In this comprehensive new treatment, renowned political writer and historian Dilip Hiro places the politics, peoples, and cultural background of this critical region firmly into the context of current international focus.
The Crisis of Zionism
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
In The Crisis of Zionism, Peter Beinart lays out in chilling detail the looming danger to Israeli democracy and the American Jewish establishment’s refusal to confront it. And he offers a fascinating, groundbreaking portrait of the two leaders at the center of the crisis: Barack Obama, America’s first “Jewish president,” a man steeped in the liberalism he learned from his many Jewish friends and mentors in Chicago; and Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister who considers liberalism the Jewish people’s special curse.
National Security and Nuclear Diplomacy
Friday, July 12, 2013
In addition to expounding the overall course of challenges faced by the Islamic Republic of Iran over its peaceful nuclear energy program, the book also analyzes a host of other issues related to general structure of the country’s decision-making system. It also explains the way that information circulates among foreign policy and national security bodies; the process of making decisions in Iran; the methods used to collect and analyze information; as well as prejudgments and factional tendencies rife among policymakers with regard to international data, institutions and developments up to 2005.
Worldviews of Aspiring Powers
Monday, July 08, 2013
Henry R. Nau & Deepa M. Ollapally
Worldviews of Aspiring Powers provides a serious study of the domestic foreign policy debates in five world powers who have gained more influence as the US's has waned: China, Japan, India, Russia and Iran.