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The Resource Iran and the United States : an insider's view on the failed past and the road to peace, Seyed Hossein Mousavian ; with Shahir ShahidSaless

Iran and the United States : an insider's view on the failed past and the road to peace, Seyed Hossein Mousavian ; with Shahir ShahidSaless

Label
Iran and the United States : an insider's view on the failed past and the road to peace
Title
Iran and the United States
Title remainder
an insider's view on the failed past and the road to peace
Statement of responsibility
Seyed Hossein Mousavian ; with Shahir ShahidSaless
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Seyed Hossein Mousavian worked for over 30 years on diplomatic efforts between Iran and the West, alongside now-President Hassan Rouhani and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, serving as confidante, colleague, and peer. Here the former diplomat tells the insider history of the troubled relationship between Iran and the US. His unique firsthand perspective blends memoir, analysis and never before seen details of the many near misses in the quest for rapprochement. With so much at stake, the book concludes with a roadmap for peace that both nations so desperately need."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
327.73055
Index
no index present
LC call number
E183.8.I55
LC item number
M829 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Iran and the United States : an insider's view on the failed past and the road to peace, Seyed Hossein Mousavian ; with Shahir ShahidSaless
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Filling the gap ; Points of contention ; The conflict as seen from Tehran ; Elements obstructing the formations of meaningful dialogue and easing tensions ; Structure of the book -- 1. Iran-US relations: from friends to foes : Cordial relations: 1856-1953 ; Twenty-five years of US domination: 1953-79 ; Era of animosity: 1979 to today ; Misreading Iran: a chronic problem in US politics -- 2. Hostage crisis: denouement of mistrust, misperceptions, and misanalysis : The episode ; The role of mistrust, misperception, and misanalysis in the Iran-US conflict ; Emergence of the "enemy narrative" ; The hostage saga concludes -- 3. The decade of war and consolidation of the revolution 1980-9 : Joining the revolution ; Iraq attacks Iran ; Mutual hostility and suspicion befalls Iran and its Arab neighbors ; Iran-Contra scandal ; The US begins an undeclared war against Iran ; Unhealed wounds ; Chalice of poison -- 4. A pragmatist assumes the presidency 1989-97 : The rise of Ayatollah Khamenei ; Beginning of a new era ; Broken promises and the failure of Rafsanjani ; Two men, two views ; Disappointment continues ; The process of foreign policy decision-making ; Launching dialogue with the West ; Mediation at the highest level ; Mykonos and beyond -- 5. The rise of the reform movement in Iran 1997-2005 : The Europeans come back ; Khatami proposes dialogue ; Clinton seeks reconciliation but confuses ; Iran prepares to attack Afghanistan ; Albright makes "the boldest attempt" ; Why Ayatollah Khamenei says "no" to talks and relations with the United States ; 9/11 and a short-lived honeymoon ; The suspicious Karine A affair and the axis of evil ; A most perturbing revelation ; Iran adamant about pursuing the nuclear project ; Is there any substance to American suspicions? ; American and Israeli opposition to Iran's nuclear program ; Why did Ayatollah Khamenei accept suspension? ; Iraq 2003 and the US miscalculation ; Iran's proposal: "too good to be true?" ; I was right and John Sawers was not -- 6. Sixteen years of moderation come to an end 2005-12 : Emergence of the principlists ; Hardliners' arguments against the moderates ; Iran goes on the offensive ; Where did Ahmadinejad stand? ; George W. Bush vs. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ; The espionage dossier ; The biggest domestic crisis since the revolution ; Misanalysis abounds in Tehran and Washington -- 7. Two views on major disputes : Terrorism ; The secret mission to Jeddah and the Khobar bombing ; The mother of all disputes: the Iran-Israel conflict and the Middle East peace process ; Let's talk about human rights -- 8. Road map to peace : Anatomy of the Iran-US conflict ; Why is peace between Iran and the US necessary? ; Peace between Iran and the US is the rational choice ; Factors to be carefully considered ; Creating the road map ; Energizing negotiations with mediation ; Reducing conflict via proactive phased measures ; Beginning cooperation on issues of mutual interest
Control code
ocn881386532
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781628920079
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904905
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o881386532
  • (OCoLC)881386532
Label
Iran and the United States : an insider's view on the failed past and the road to peace, Seyed Hossein Mousavian ; with Shahir ShahidSaless
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-344)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Filling the gap ; Points of contention ; The conflict as seen from Tehran ; Elements obstructing the formations of meaningful dialogue and easing tensions ; Structure of the book -- 1. Iran-US relations: from friends to foes : Cordial relations: 1856-1953 ; Twenty-five years of US domination: 1953-79 ; Era of animosity: 1979 to today ; Misreading Iran: a chronic problem in US politics -- 2. Hostage crisis: denouement of mistrust, misperceptions, and misanalysis : The episode ; The role of mistrust, misperception, and misanalysis in the Iran-US conflict ; Emergence of the "enemy narrative" ; The hostage saga concludes -- 3. The decade of war and consolidation of the revolution 1980-9 : Joining the revolution ; Iraq attacks Iran ; Mutual hostility and suspicion befalls Iran and its Arab neighbors ; Iran-Contra scandal ; The US begins an undeclared war against Iran ; Unhealed wounds ; Chalice of poison -- 4. A pragmatist assumes the presidency 1989-97 : The rise of Ayatollah Khamenei ; Beginning of a new era ; Broken promises and the failure of Rafsanjani ; Two men, two views ; Disappointment continues ; The process of foreign policy decision-making ; Launching dialogue with the West ; Mediation at the highest level ; Mykonos and beyond -- 5. The rise of the reform movement in Iran 1997-2005 : The Europeans come back ; Khatami proposes dialogue ; Clinton seeks reconciliation but confuses ; Iran prepares to attack Afghanistan ; Albright makes "the boldest attempt" ; Why Ayatollah Khamenei says "no" to talks and relations with the United States ; 9/11 and a short-lived honeymoon ; The suspicious Karine A affair and the axis of evil ; A most perturbing revelation ; Iran adamant about pursuing the nuclear project ; Is there any substance to American suspicions? ; American and Israeli opposition to Iran's nuclear program ; Why did Ayatollah Khamenei accept suspension? ; Iraq 2003 and the US miscalculation ; Iran's proposal: "too good to be true?" ; I was right and John Sawers was not -- 6. Sixteen years of moderation come to an end 2005-12 : Emergence of the principlists ; Hardliners' arguments against the moderates ; Iran goes on the offensive ; Where did Ahmadinejad stand? ; George W. Bush vs. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ; The espionage dossier ; The biggest domestic crisis since the revolution ; Misanalysis abounds in Tehran and Washington -- 7. Two views on major disputes : Terrorism ; The secret mission to Jeddah and the Khobar bombing ; The mother of all disputes: the Iran-Israel conflict and the Middle East peace process ; Let's talk about human rights -- 8. Road map to peace : Anatomy of the Iran-US conflict ; Why is peace between Iran and the US necessary? ; Peace between Iran and the US is the rational choice ; Factors to be carefully considered ; Creating the road map ; Energizing negotiations with mediation ; Reducing conflict via proactive phased measures ; Beginning cooperation on issues of mutual interest
Control code
ocn881386532
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 344 pages
Isbn
9781628920079
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014010015
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40023904905
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o881386532
  • (OCoLC)881386532

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