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    Book Review – ‘Iran: A Social and Political History since the Qajars’ by Yann Richard

Book Review – ‘Iran: A Social and Political History since the Qajars’ by Yann Richard

by Marc Martorell Junyent
For the first time, groundbreaking French Iranologist Yann Richard’s history of Iran since the Qajar period has been published in English. In this remarkable book, Richard provides us with a comprehensive and coherent account of more than two centuries of Iranian history built upon a single narrative.

Yann Richard, Professor Emeritus at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle–Paris […]

October 4th, 2019|Book Reviews, Iran|0 Comments|

Book Review – ‘Lords of the Desert’ by James Barr

by Jim Muir
James Barr has produced a worthy successor to ‘A Line in the Sand’, his masterly study of collusion, rivalry and skulduggery as the British and French wrestled to carve up the Middle East to their own benefit in the early decades of the 20th century. Here he carries forward the story, showing how the Americans, far from […]

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    Iran in Iraq: Hard and Soft Power Strategies under Sanctions and Public Censure

Iran in Iraq: Hard and Soft Power Strategies under Sanctions and Public Censure

by Jessica Watkins

The reinstatement of US sanctions on Iran last year within the Trump Administration’s ‘maximum pressure’ campaign has undoubtedly hit the Iranian economy hard. Amongst other markers, living costs in Iran are rising dramatically – in June, inflation rates stood at 50%; and the rial has lost almost 60% of its value against the US dollar on the unofficial market.

Judging […]

August 7th, 2019|Featured, Iran, Iraq|5 Comments|

Populism, Global Order and the Iran-Israel Nexus

by Shabnam Holliday

Recent years have seen a surge in the prevalence of populist politics globally. While there is considerable debate regarding what populism is, it is generally agreed that populists pitch ‘the people’ against ‘the elite’. Populists portray themselves as speaking for ‘the people’. Much of the scholarship focuses on how and why populism develops in a domestic political […]

April 1st, 2019|Iran, Israel|0 Comments|
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    Trump and Netanyahu: Tainted Love Furthers Self-Destructive Tribalism

Trump and Netanyahu: Tainted Love Furthers Self-Destructive Tribalism

by Brian E. Frydenborg

Great relationships tend to bring out the best, while toxic relationships tend to do the opposite. When it comes to relationships between US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Republican Party and Israel’s Likud, and Israel and America overall, we sadly find an enabling toxicity in which darker impulses are magnified in […]

February 22nd, 2019|Iran, Israel|0 Comments|

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