Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic

Ray Takeyh, a leading expert on Iran’s politics and history, has written a book that explains the Iranian regime and shows how the fault lines of Iran’s domestic politics serve to explain its behavior.

Ray Takeyh, a leading expert on Iran’s politics and history, has written a book that explains the Iranian regime and shows how the fault lines of Iran’s domestic politics serve to explain its behavior.

In Hidden Iran, he explains why this country has so often confounded American expectations and why its outward hostility does not necessarily preclude the normalization of relations. Through a clearer understanding of the competing claims of Muslim theology, republican pragmatism, and factional competition, he offers a new paradigm for managing our relations with this rising power.

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