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    About the AuthorAmin Saikal is Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Public Policy Fellow, and Director of the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies (the Middle East and Central Asia) at the Australian National University. He is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Shah (Princeton) and Modern Afghanistan. He lives in Canberra
    Author 1Amin Saikal
    Book DescriptionOn the fortieth anniversary of the 1978-79 Iranian revolution, a definitive political picture of the Islamic Republic. When Iranians overthrew their monarchy, rejecting a pro-Western shah in favor of an Islamic regime, many observers predicted that revolutionary turmoil would paralyze the country for decades to come. Yet forty years after the 1978-79 revolution, Iran has emerged as a critical player in the Middle East and the wider world, as demonstrated in part by the 2015 international nuclear agreement. In Iran Rising, renowned Iran specialist Amin Saikal describes how the country has managed to survive despite ongoing domestic struggles, Western sanctions, and countless other serious challenges.
    Country of OriginUnited States of America (USA)
    LanguageEnglish
    Number of Pages344
    Publication Date5/Feb/19
    PublisherPrinceton University Press