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Nuclear Question in the Middle East
Saturday, January 4, 2014

Mehran Kamrava
The nuclear age is coming to the Middle East. Understanding the scope and motivations for this development and its implications for global security is essential. The last decade has witnessed an explosion of popular and scholarly attention focussed on nuclear issues around the globe and especially in the Middle East. 

Three Iranian Islands in the Persian Gulf: A Historical – Legal Research
Monday, December 9, 2013

Naqi Tabarsa
The present study is indeed one of the most accurate and the most detailed as well as the most scientific and impartial texts existing on the issue of the Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf. It includes a legal discussion of this issue in addition to a full account on its historical course, UAE’s claims and Iran's arguments. The author has focused on documents, letters and maps most of them he has personally collected from firsthand sources which greatly increase the value of his scholarly work.

Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
Sunday, December 8, 2013

Richard Stengel
A compact, profoundly inspiring book that captures the spirit of Nelson Mandela, distilling the South African leader’s wisdom into 15 vital life lessons.

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.

The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Vali Nasr
In a brilliant and revealing book destined to drive debate about the future of American power, Vali Nasr questions America’s dangerous choice to engage less and matter less in the world.

In the Wake of the Arab Spring: Conflict and Cooperation in the Middle East
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Sverre Lodgaard
After the Arab spring, what next? What are the possibilities for and obstacles to closer regional cooperation? This book focuses on relations between the four largest countries in the region – Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi-Arabia – with national contributions from all of them.

Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran
Sunday, September 8, 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.

America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy-The Truth About US Foreign Policy and Everything Else
Tuesday, September 3, 2013

William Blum
For over 65 years, the United States war machine has been on auto pilot. Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America’s motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble.

Inside Central Asia: A Political and Cultural History of Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, and Iran
Sunday, September 1, 2013

Dilip Hiro
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 6, 2013

Peter Beinart
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.

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