The Iran Wars

The Iran Wars
Author: Jay Solomon (Reporter)
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0812993640
ISBN 13: 9780812993646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Wars Book Review:

This is the deeply reported, riveting account of a war waged on many levels-military, financial, covert-that most don't realize America has been engaged in for years. For over a decade, against the backdrop of the Middle East, Central Asia and the Far East, the United States and Iran have been engaged in a conflict as significant as it is hidden from view. Using a combination of economic sanctions, assassinations, global diplomacy and intelligence work, the United States has struggled to stabilize and contain what it sees as the most alarming foreign policy threat we face, while at the same time Iran has used the overthrow of Saddam Hussein and their own formidable intelligence networks and proxies to undermine the United States' foothold in the Middle East. Through missed opportunities, miscommunication, and mistrust the two nations periodically moved toward and backed away from moments of understanding and compromise. Even as Iran built up their nuclear technologies, they were eventually brought to the negotiation table under crushing sanctions. Jay Solomon provides an unprecedented glimpse into the power struggle that the United States and Iran are locked into and the machinations that led to a historic agreement.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Pierre Razoux
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN 10: 0674088638
ISBN 13: 9780674088634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

From 1980 to 1988 Iran and Iraq fought the longest conventional war of the century. It included tragic slaughter of child soldiers, use of chemical weapons, striking of civilian shipping, and destruction of cities. Pierre Razoux offers an unflinching look at a conflict seared into the region’s collective memory but little understood in the West.

Debating the Iran Iraq War in Contemporary Iran

Debating the Iran Iraq War in Contemporary Iran
Author: Narges Bajoghli,Amir Moosavi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2019-12-20
ISBN 10: 1351050575
ISBN 13: 9781351050579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Debating the Iran Iraq War in Contemporary Iran Book Review:

The Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988) is a cornerstone of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s existence. It entrenched the newly established regime and provided the means for its consolidation of power in the country following the 1979 Revolution. Officially recognized as the "War of Sacred Defense", the Iranian government has been careful to control public discourse and cultural representation concerning the war since the since wartime. Nearly 30 years since the war’s end, however, debates around the war and its aftermath are still very much alive in Iran today. This volume uncovers what some of those debates mean, nearly 30 years since the war's end. The chapters in this volume take a fresh look at the far-reaching legacies of the Iran-Iraq War in Iran today – a war that dominated the first decade of the Islamic Republic’s existence. The chapters examine the political, social and cultural ramifications of the war and the wide range of debates that surround it. The chapters in this book were originally published in Middle East Critique.

The Iran Wars

The Iran Wars
Author: Jay Solomon
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 9780735210301
ISBN 13: 0735210306
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Wars Book Review:

From the Wall Street Journal reporter who's been breaking news on the historic and potentially disastrous Iran nuclear deal comes a deeply reported exploration of the country's decades-long power struggle with the United States-for readers of Steve Coll's Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower For more than a decade, the United States has been engaged in a war with Iran as momentous as any other in the Middle East-a war all the more significant as it has largely been hidden from public view. Through a combination of economic sanctions, global diplomacy, and intelligence work, successive U.S. administrations have struggled to contain Iran's aspirations to become a nuclear power and dominate the region-what many view as the most serious threat to peace in the Middle East. Meanwhile, Iran has used regional instability to its advantage to undermine America's interests. The Iran Wars is an absorbing account of a battle waged on many levels-military, financial, and covert. Jay Solomon's book is the product of extensive in-depth reporting and interviews with all the key players in the conflict-from high-ranking Iranian officials to Secretary of State John Kerry and his negotiating team. With a reporter's masterly investigative eye and the narrative dexterity of a great historian, Solomon shows how Iran's nuclear development went unnoticed for years by the international community only to become its top security concern. He catalogs the blunders of both the Bush and Obama administrations as they grappled with how to engage Iran, producing a series of both carrots and sticks. And he takes us inside the hotel suites where the 2015 nuclear agreement was negotiated, offering a frank assessment of the uncertain future of the U.S.-Iran relationship. This is a book rife with revelations, from the secret communications between the Obama administration and the Iranian government to dispatches from the front lines of the new field of financial warfare. For readers of Steve Coll's Ghost Wars and Lawrence Wright's The Looming Tower, The Iran Wars exposes the hidden history of a conflict most Americans don't even realize is being fought, but whose outcome could have far-reaching geopolitical implications. Praise for The Iran Wars "The use of the word 'wars, ' plural, in the title of this illuminating book tells the story: U.S.-Iranian relations have been troubled for many years. This deeply researched account of negotiations and their implications makes an important contribution to understanding the short- and long-term consequences of how we manage this difficult relationship."--George P. Shultz, former secretary of state "An illuminating, deeply reported account from one of the best journalists writing about the Middle East today. Jay Solomon's The Iran Wars offers a front-row view of the spy games, assassinations, political intrigue and high-stakes diplomacy that have defined relations with one of America's most cunning and dangerous foes."-Joby Warrick, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS "A thorough yet concise survey of Iran's buildup of nuclear technology since the 1980s, its troubling exporting of Shiite insurgency in countries around it, and the changing American reaction. Wall Street Journal chief foreign affairs correspondent [Jay] Solomon offers an evenhanded look at the backdoor schemes involving the building of Iran's nuclear weapons and the world players involved in and against its machinations."-Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) From the Hardcover edition.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Jerome Donovan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-12-08
ISBN 10: 1136884041
ISBN 13: 9781136884047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

In a tradition that dates back to the time of Thucydides, and the Peloponnesian War, the systematic examination of conflict and war has long been a preoccupation of political scientists seeking to resolve the enduring question: Why do wars occur? This study directly engages this question with a specific focus on explaining the conflict between Iran and Iraq, arguably the longest and one of the more costly conventional wars of the twentieth century. Explaining the systemic nature of conflict within the Middle East, and specifically between Iran and Iraq, the book illustrates how IR theory can be utilised in explaining conflict dynamics in the Middle East. The author’s integrated approach to understanding interstate conflict escalation demonstrates that when taken together issues, interaction and power capabilities lend themselves to a much richer account of the dyadic relationship between Iran and Iraq in the lead up to war in 1980. Addressing a disparity between international relations and Middle Eastern area studies, this book fills an important gap in the existing scholarly literature on the causes of war. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of peace and conflict studies, Middle Eastern studies and International Relations.

The Longest War

The Longest War
Author: Dilip Hiro
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 323
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 0415904072
ISBN 13: 9780415904070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Longest War Book Review:

In The Longest War, Dilip Hiro describes the causes and courses of the Iran-Iraq military conflict and its effect on the two antagonists, as well as the rest of the world. He reveals the intricate twists and turns of international diplomacy and the realpolitik behind the rhetoric, providing a comprehensive and admirably balanced account of the political and military aspects of the "longest war."

Iran Revolution and Proxy Wars

Iran  Revolution  and Proxy Wars
Author: Ofira Seliktar,Farhad Rezaei
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 3030294188
ISBN 13: 9783030294182
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran Revolution and Proxy Wars Book Review:

This book analyzes the historical quest of the Islamic Republic of Iran to export its revolution to the Muslim countries in the Middle East and beyond. The authors argue that Iran exported its revolution by using proxies such as Hezbollah, the Iraqi Shite militias, and the Houthis. The study unravels the casual chain behind less-known cases of Iranian sponsorship of al Qaeda (Central) and al Qaida in Iraq. It combines rigorous theory with detailed empirical analysis which can add to the current debate about ways to roll back Iran’s revolutionary export.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Williamson Murray,Kevin M. Woods
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2014-09-04
ISBN 10: 1107062292
ISBN 13: 9781107062290
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

A comprehensive account of the Iran-Iraq War through the lens of the Iraqi regime and its senior military commanders.

Iran at War

Iran at War
Author: Kaveh Farrokh
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2011-12-20
ISBN 10: 1780962401
ISBN 13: 9781780962405
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran at War Book Review:

Following on from his award-winning book on the history of ancient Persia, Kaveh Farrokh goes on to examine Iran's wartime history from the Safavid dynasty of the 16th and 17th century through to the 1979 Revolution and beyond. He shows how the early military successes were followed by centuries of defeat as the external influences of nations like Russia and Britain began to shape the internal history of Iran, before unraveling the complex, violent 20th century military history of the country, which encompasses two world wars, regional movements, foreign intervention, anti-government revolts, conflicts on the Soviet border, a revolution and an eight-year war with Iraq. Illustrated with contemporary illustrations and photographs this book provides an unparalleled investigation into the bloody martial history of Iran.

The Twilight War

The Twilight War
Author: David Crist
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2012-07-19
ISBN 10: 1101572345
ISBN 13: 9781101572344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Twilight War Book Review:

The dramatic secret history of our undeclared thirty-year conflict with Iran, revealing newsbreaking episodes of covert and deadly operations that brought the two nations to the brink of open war For three decades, the United States and Iran have engaged in a secret war. It is a conflict that has never been acknowledged and a story that has never been told. This surreptitious war began with the Iranian revolution and simmers today inside Iraq and in the Persian Gulf. Fights rage in the shadows, between the CIA and its network of spies and Iran's intelligence agency. Battles are fought at sea with Iranians in small speedboats attacking Western oil tankers. This conflict has frustrated five American presidents, divided administrations, and repeatedly threatened to bring the two nations into open warfare. It is a story of shocking miscalculations, bitter debates, hidden casualties, boldness, and betrayal. A senior historian for the federal government with unparalleled access to senior officials and key documents of several U.S. administrations, Crist has spent more than ten years researching and writing The Twilight War, and he breaks new ground on virtually every page. Crist describes the series of secret negotiations between Iran and the United States after 9/11, culminating in Iran's proposal for a grand bargain for peace-which the Bush administration turned down. He documents the clandestine counterattack Iran launched after America's 2003 invasion of Iraq, in which thousands of soldiers disguised as reporters, tourists, pilgrims, and aid workers toiled to change the government in Baghdad and undercut American attempts to pacify the Iraqi insurgency. And he reveals in vivid detail for the first time a number of important stories of military and intelligence operations by both sides, both successes and failures, and their typically unexpected consequences. Much has changed in the world since 1979, but Iran and America remain each other's biggest national security nightmares. "The Iran problem" is a razor-sharp briar patch that has claimed its sixth presidential victim in Barack Obama and his administration. The Twilight War adds vital new depth to our understanding of this acute dilemma it is also a thrillingly engrossing read, animated by a healthy irony about human failings in the fog of not-quite war.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Rob Johnson
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-11-24
ISBN 10: 113726778X
ISBN 13: 9781137267788
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

The Iran-Iraq War was personified by the determination and ambition of the key leaders, Saddam Hussein and Ayatollah Khomeini, and characterised by mass casualties, the repression of the civilian populations and chemical warfare. Fought with lucrative oil money, it left the belligerents with crippling debts. In this important reappraisal, Rob Johnson explores the major issues surrounding the war, offers a fresh analysis of the military aspects and assesses the far-reaching consequences for the wider world. It is essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand the ensuing conflicts in the reqion, including the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

The Secret War with Iran

The Secret War with Iran
Author: Ronen Bergman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-09-09
ISBN 10: 141656490X
ISBN 13: 9781416564904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret War with Iran Book Review:

For twenty-six years, Iran has waged an international terrorist war while the intelligence services of the West, led by Mossad and the CIA, have waged a relentless, mostly clandestine counter-jihad in return. Though Iran has become a quietly looming threat, little has been revealed about this intelligence-based war. Now, Ronen Bergman, Israel’s leading reporter and analyst of intelligence affairs, has written a full account of this secret war. He connected the dots of the long history of Iranian backed terrorist attacks, and revealed for the first time many classified operations against the Iranian terrorist network, including details about collaborations between Israel’s Mossad and the CIA and FBI; thrilling Mossad operations, the successful recruitment of top insiders of Iranian intelligence, who have disclosed a wealth of information about Iran’s nuclear program as well as it’s terrorist activities; and the use of ultra-sophisticated surveillance equipment to penetrate and damage Iranian targets. From the Iranian proxy Hizbollah’s planning of terrorists attacks from apartments in New York City, to Iran’s training of an army of work Iraqi insurgents in the techniques of suicide bombing and the making of improvised explosive devises, he showed Iran has steadily waged war against the West.

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam
Author: Mohammad Jafar Amir Mahallati
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1442629517
ISBN 13: 9781442629516
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics of War and Peace in Iran and Shi i Islam Book Review:

5 War and Peace in Shi'i Primary Narratives and Sources -- 6 Traditional Shi'i Ethics of War and Peace Untested: Jihad, Ideology, Revolution, and War -- 7 Postwar Revision and the Reconstruction of Modern Iranian-Shi'i Ethics of War and Peace -- 8 Terrorism and Shi'i Theologies of Martyrdom, Nonviolence, and Forgiveness -- 9 Diplomacy in between Nuclear Technology and Antibomb Theology -- Conclusion: Beyond a Minority Mentality: The Emerging Shi'i-Iranian Cosmopolitanism

Iran Iraq War in the Air 1980 1988

Iran Iraq War in the Air  1980 1988
Author: Tom Cooper,Farzad Bishop
Publsiher: Schiffer Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105114321198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iran Iraq War in the Air 1980 1988 Book Review:

This book focuses on the role of the air power in the Iran-Iraq War of 1980-1988, one of the most underestimated and under researched events in the history of aerial warfare. The authors have made full use of extensive research, eyewitness accounts, interviews with dozens of people directly involved, as well as recently declassified documents from around the world which are published here for the first time. Their balanced, exhaustive coverage describes and analyzes both the development of the Iranian and the Iraqi air forces, their involvement in combat operations, while simultaneously discussing their organization and capabilities, and detailing their equipment to detail. Over 200 photographs (most never before published), tables, charts and maps are included, making this book a must for any serious military and aviation researcher, as well as enthusiasts and modelers. 200 colour & b/w photographs

The CIA Insider s Guide to the Iran Crisis

The CIA Insider s Guide to the Iran Crisis
Author: Gareth Porter,John Kiriakou
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 1510756167
ISBN 13: 9781510756168
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The CIA Insider s Guide to the Iran Crisis Book Review:

Why did the CIA overthrow Iran's democratically elected government? And why has the United States treated Iran as one of its biggest enemies for four decades? Is the Trump administration’s “Maximum Pressure” campaign working, or will it precipitate a war with Iran? In The CIA Insider's Guide to Iran: from CIA Coup to the Brink of War, former CIA Officer John C. Kiriakou and investigative journalist and historian Gareth Porter explain how and why the United States and Iran have been either at war or threatening such a war for most of the forty years since Islamic Republic of Iran was established. The authors delve below the surface explanations for the forty-year history of extreme U.S. hostility toward Iran to blow up one official U.S. narrative after another about Iran and U.S. policy. Against the background of Iran’s encounters with heavy-handed British and Russian imperialist control over its resources, this book shows how the U.S. began its encounter with Iran by clearly siding with British imperialism against Iranian aspirations for control over its oil in its 1953 overthrow of the Mossadegh government, then proceeded to actively support the Saddam Hussein regime’s horrific chemical war against Iran. The book shows how a parade of politically-motivated false narratives have taken U.S. Iran policy progressively farther from reality for three decades and have now brought the United States to the brink of war with Iran. It explains how Donald Trump’s trashing of the nuclear deal with Iran and seeking to cut off Iran’s oil exports creates a very high risk of such a war, demanding major public debate about changing course. The CIA Insider's Guide to the Iran Crisis also includes appendices with key official documents on U.S. policy toward Iran, with particular emphasis on the major official statements of the Trump administration’s “Maximum Pressure” strategy.

The Iran Iraq War

The Iran Iraq War
Author: Efraim Karsh
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 1435874994
ISBN 13: 9781435874992
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Iran Iraq War Book Review:

Describes the events preceding and during the Iran-Iraq War, detailing the battles, political negotiations, and consequences of the war.

Immortal Updated Edition

Immortal  Updated Edition
Author: Steven R. Ward
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-01-08
ISBN 10: 1626160325
ISBN 13: 9781626160323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immortal Updated Edition Book Review:

Immortal, now in an updated paperback edition, is the only single-volume English-language survey of Iran’s military history. CIA analyst Steven R. Ward shows that Iran’s soldiers, from the famed “Immortals” of ancient Persia to today’s Revolutionary Guard, have demonstrated through the centuries that they should not be underestimated. This history also provides background on the nationalist, tribal, and religious heritages of the country to help readers better understand Iran and its security outlook. Drawing on a wide range of sources including declassified documents, the author gives primary focus to the modern era to relate the buildup of the military under the last Shah, its collapse during the Islamic revolution, its fortunes in the Iran-Iraq War, and its rise from the ashes to help Iran become once again a major regional military power.

Moments of Silence

Moments of Silence
Author: Arta Khakpour,Shouleh Vatanabadi,Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-12-06
ISBN 10: 1479841587
ISBN 13: 9781479841585
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Moments of Silence Book Review:

The Iran-Iraq War was the longest conventional war of the 20th century. The memory of it may have faded in the wake of more recent wars in the region, but the harrowing facts remain: over one million soldiers and civilians dead, millions more permanently displaced and disabled, and an entire generation marked by prosthetic implants and teenage martyrdom. These same facts have been instrumentalized by agendas both foreign and domestic, but also aestheticized, defamiliarized, readdressed and reconciled by artists, writers, and filmmakers across an array of identities: linguistic (Arabic, Persian, Kurdish), religious (Shiite, Sunni, atheist), and political (Iranian, Iraqi, internationalist). Official discourses have unsurprisingly tried to dominate the process of production and distribution of war narratives. In doing so, they have ignored and silenced other voices. Centering on novels, films, memoirs, and poster art that gave aesthetic expression to the Iran-Iraq War, the essays gathered in this volume present multiple perspectives on the war’s most complex and underrepresented narratives. These scholars do not naively claim to represent an authenticity lacking in official discourses of the war, but rather, they call into question the notion of authenticity itself. Finding, deciding upon, and creating a language that can convey any sort of truth at all—collective, national, or private—is the major preoccupation of the texts and critiques in this diverse collection.

Israel Vs Iran

Israel Vs  Iran
Author: Yaakov Katz,Yoaz Hendel
Publsiher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1597978868
ISBN 13: 9781597978866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Israel Vs Iran Book Review:

The shadow war between Israel and Iran has been raging for more than three decades, ever since the Iranian revolution of 1979 ushered in a fundamentalist regime whose sworn enemies have consistently included, first and foremost, Israel and the United States. Israel, especially, has borne the brunt of attacks from Iran's two most powerful proxies--Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran's nuclear ambitions raise the stakes immeasurably. Israel vs. Iran evaluates the threat to Israel's security posed by a nuclear Iran, including competing perceptions of the threat, and analyz.

Becoming Enemies

Becoming Enemies
Author: James G. Blight,Janet M. Lang,Hussein Banai,Malcolm Byrne,John Tirman
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 1442208317
ISBN 13: 9781442208315
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Enemies Book Review:

Becoming Enemies brings the unique methods of critical oral history to understand U.S. and Iranian relations from the fall of the Shah in 1978 through the Iranian hostage crisis and the Iran-Iraq war. Scholars and former officials involved with U.S.