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Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States

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In this era of superheated rhetoric and vitriolic exchanges between the leaders of Iran and Israel, the threat of nuclear violence looms. But the real roots of the enmity between the two nations mystify Washington policymakers, and no promising pathways to peace have emerged. This book traces the shifting relations among Israel, Iran, and the United States from 1948 to the present, uncovering for the first time the details of secret alliances, treacherous acts, and unsavory political maneuverings that have undermined Middle Eastern stability and disrupted U.S. foreign policy initiatives in the region.

Trita Parsi, a U.S. foreign policy expert with more than a decade of experience, is the only writer who has had access to senior American, Iranian, and Israeli decision makers. He dissects the complicated triangular relations of their countries, arguing that America's hope for stability in Iraq and for peace in Israel is futile without a correct understanding of the Israeli-Iranian rivalry.

Parsi's behind-the-scenes revelations about Middle East events will surprise even the most knowledgeable readers: Iran's prime minister asks Israel to assassinate Khomeini, Israel reaches out to Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War, the United States foils Iran's plan to withdraw support from Hamas and Hezbollah, and more. This book not only revises our understanding of the Middle East's recent past, it also spells out a course for the future. In today's belligerent world, few topics, if any, could be more important.

Review:

"This is an important piece of work. It is original and fills a much needed gap in the literature. For anyone working in this field it would be essential." Gary Sick, Columbia University

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"Trita Parsi has written an outstanding book, filled with fascinating detail and trenchant analysis. Treacherous Alliance discusses Iran and Israel in dispassionate and smart ways, which is rarely done in the United States." John Mearsheimer, University of Chicago

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"A penetrating, provocative, and very timely study that deciphers how U.S. policy in the Middle East has been manipulated both by Iran and by Israel even as relations between these two oscillated between secret collusion and overt collision." The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinski, former US National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter

Review:

"A brilliant interpretation of one of today's most enigmatic conflicts. In a sober and original analysis, Dr. Parsi unearths the true nature of the tension in the triangle Iran-Israel-USA as a manipulation by all parties — especially the Israelis and the Iranians — of ideological differences to conceal what can be a solvable strategic dispute. This is a study about the manipulation of ideology and religion in the struggle for mastery in the Middle East." Shlomo Ben-Ami, Israel's former foreign minister and author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy

Synopsis:

Parsi, a U.S. foreign policy expert, dissects the complicated triangular relationship of American, Iranian, and Israeli decision makers, arguing that Americas hope for stability in Iraq and for peace in Israel is futile without a correct understanding of the Israeli-Iranian rivalry.

About the Author

Trita Parsi is president, National Iranian American Council, and adjunct professor of International Relations at Johns Hopkins University SAIS. He writes frequently about the Middle East and has appeared on BBC World News, PBS News Hour, CNN, and other news programs. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300120578
Subtitle:
The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States
Author:
Parsi, Trita
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
United states
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Political History
Subject:
Middle East Foreign relations.
Subject:
United States Foreign relations.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081028
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.15 lb

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Product details 384 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300120578 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is an important piece of work. It is original and fills a much needed gap in the literature. For anyone working in this field it would be essential."
"Review" by , "Trita Parsi has written an outstanding book, filled with fascinating detail and trenchant analysis. Treacherous Alliance discusses Iran and Israel in dispassionate and smart ways, which is rarely done in the United States."
"Review" by , "A penetrating, provocative, and very timely study that deciphers how U.S. policy in the Middle East has been manipulated both by Iran and by Israel even as relations between these two oscillated between secret collusion and overt collision."
"Review" by , "A brilliant interpretation of one of today's most enigmatic conflicts. In a sober and original analysis, Dr. Parsi unearths the true nature of the tension in the triangle Iran-Israel-USA as a manipulation by all parties — especially the Israelis and the Iranians — of ideological differences to conceal what can be a solvable strategic dispute. This is a study about the manipulation of ideology and religion in the struggle for mastery in the Middle East." Shlomo Ben-Ami, Israel's former foreign minister and author of Scars of War, Wounds of Peace: The Israeli-Arab Tragedy
"Synopsis" by , Parsi, a U.S. foreign policy expert, dissects the complicated triangular relationship of American, Iranian, and Israeli decision makers, arguing that Americas hope for stability in Iraq and for peace in Israel is futile without a correct understanding of the Israeli-Iranian rivalry.
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