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Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the…

Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic

by Ray Takeyh

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"In Hidden Iran, Ray Takeyh has written a book that reveals how the underappreciated domestic political rivalries within Iran serve to explain the country's behavior on the world stage. A leading expert on Iran's politics and history, Takeyh shows why this country has so often confounded American expectations and inspired a long series of misguided U.S. policies that continue to this day. And yet there is a hidden Iran beyond what we see on the news or hear about from American politicians, one in which political factions jockey for power and influence, politicians fall out of favor only to emerge a few years later, and the hard-liners, the pragmatists, and the reformers tend to counterbalance one another in the government."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)



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Reviewed in The Middle East Journal, Vol. 61, No. 1, pp. 156-58, Autumn 2007.
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