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National Security and Nuclear Diplomacy
Friday, July 12, 2013

Hassan Rouhani
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.

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Worldviews of Aspiring Powers
Monday, July 8, 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.

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Persian Flatweaves
Friday, July 5, 2013

 Parviz Tanavoli
This is the first comprehensive survey of the vast and fascinating subject of Persian flatweaves, and in particular floor covers. Previous publications on the subject have largely been dealers' restricted catalogues focusing on a narrow geographical area or the weavings of a particular group, or sections in more general books. This book thus fills a huge gap in the oriental carpet and textile literature.

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The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

This book is a major challenge both to economic theory and to media explanations of the ongoing 21st century economic crisis. It outlines how the one percent have pulled off an economic and political revolution. By offshoring manufacturing and professional service jobs, US corporations destroyed the growth of consumer income, the basis of the US economy, leaving the bulk of the population mired in debt. Deregulation was used to concentrate income and wealth in fewer hands and in financial corporations "too big to fail." Bailouts remove financial corporations from market discipline and force taxpayers in the US and EU to cover banksters' gambling losses.

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Iranian – Islamic Civilization: From Fall to Revival
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Out of all ancient civilizations, Iran, having a brilliant and very long history with a very sophisticated and amazing civilization, is located at the crossroads of major human civilizations. The country has been able since ancient times up to the present time to offer the most brilliant civilizational products to humanity by preserving its own special culture.

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A Dangerous Delusion: Why the West is Wrong About Nuclear Iran
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

In 2013 it is possible that Israel, backed by the United States, will launch an attack on Iran. This would be a catastrophic event, risking war, bloodshed and global economic collapse. In this passionate, but rationally argued essay, the authors attempt to avert a potential global catastrophe by showing that the grounds for war do not exist, that there are no Iranian nuclear weapons, and that Iran would happily come to a table and strike a deal.

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Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies
Sunday, April 14, 2013

Completely redesigned for today’s generation of cooks and food enthusiasts, the 25th Anniversary Edition of Food of Life: Ancient Persian and Modern Iranian Cooking and Ceremonies by Najmieh Batmanglij provides a treasure trove of recipes, along with an immersive cultural experience for those seeking to understand this ancient and timeless cuisine. 

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The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern U.S.-Iranian Relations
Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In this authoritative new history of the coup and its aftermath, noted Iran scholar Ervand Abrahamian uncovers little-known documents that challenge conventional interpretations and also sheds new light on how the American role in the coup influenced U.S.-Iranian relations, both past and present. Drawing from the hitherto closed archives of British Petroleum, the Foreign Office, and the U.S. State Department, as well as from Iranian memoirs and published interviews, Abrahamian’s riveting account of this key historical event will change America’s understanding of a crucial turning point in modern U.S.-Iranian relations.

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Special Maps of Persia, 1477-1925 (Handbook of Oriental Studies)
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Five years ago, the prestigious Dutch academic publishing house Koninklijke Brill published Dr. Cyrus Alai's pioneer volume, General Maps of Persia. The book arrived to much acclaim in the history of cartography community, and rightly so. This second volume is in every way a worthy companion to the first - its equal in its superb scholarship, excellent graphics, and physical durability. In some it represents a greater achievement than the first work, because this book takes on a more difficult challenge. General Maps laid the basic foundation for the study of the history of cartography of Persia by studying maps which depicted the entire country. The second book takes on the depth and complexity of the history of the cartography of Persia, exploring aspects which are much less well known.

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War With Iran: Political, Military and Economic Consequences
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

War With Iran: Political, Military and Economic Consequences provides readers both a history of Iran’s relationship with the West and an expert’s estimation of what the political, human and financial costs of full-scale war with Iran might be. Authors Geoffrey Kemp and John Allen Gay of the Center for the National Interest utilize their years studying and informing America’s foreign policy in the Middle East to bring to life the possible outcomes of an American military intervention in Iran.

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