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2007 Demographic #05 Iran Top Books

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Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America's War with Militant Islam
1.  Guests of the Ayatollah: The Iran Hostage Crisis: The First Battle in America’s War with Militant Islam by Mark Bowden
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“Bowden is one of the very best (and most ethical) chroniclers in this genre.”
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Showdown with Nuclear Iran: Radical Islam's Messianic Mission to Destroy Israel and Cripple the United States
2.  Showdown with Nuclear Iran: Radical Islam’s Messianic Mission to Destroy Israel and Cripple the United States by Jerome R. Corsi
The list author says:
“Somewhat overstated.  People forget that Iran is Persian, not Arab, and it may well be vastly more intelligence and reliable, and it is certainly much less corrupt, than any of the Arab dictators we support.”
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All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror
3.  All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror by Stephen Kinzer
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“The beginning of the end of American influence in this area.”
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9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition
4.  9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, Fourth Edition by Webster Griffin Tarpley
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“A 9/11 connection, not with Iran, but with America attempting to blame others.”
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I Accuse: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of Militant Islam
5.  I Accuse: Jimmy Carter and the Rise of Militant Islam by Philip Pilevsky
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“Worth a read.  The Iranians were prepared to vacate the Embassy on the next day, and were surprised by Carter’s being so mild that they ended up holding the hostages for year with the added bonus of a failed US special operation (Desert One).”
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Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic
6.  Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic by Ray Takeyh
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“Useful complexity.”
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Target Iran: The Truth About the White House's Plans for Regime Change
7.  Target Iran: The Truth About the White House’s Plans for Regime Change by Scott Ritter
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“Absolute truth.”
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The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy
8.  The Ends of the Earth: From Togo to Turkmenistan, from Iran to Cambodia, a Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy by Robert D. Kaplan
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“Neo-conservative viewpoint, does not stop to consider that Western looting over the past two centuries might be a major cause of global poverty and commensurate instability.”
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Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East
9.  Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Next Great Crisis in the Middle East by Ali M. Ansari
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“Part of the anser.”
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Iran: The Coming Crisis: Radical Islam, Oil, and the Nuclear Threat
10.  Iran: The Coming Crisis: Radical Islam, Oil, and the Nuclear Threat by Mark Hitchcock
The list author says:
“Several books along these lines.  The reality is that Iran is not a threat, it is US misbehavior and belligerency, and the US armed presence in the region, that is so destabilizing.”
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The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America
11.  The Persian Puzzle: The Conflict Between Iran and America by Kenneth M. Pollack
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“Serious author, worth a read.”
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The Soul of Iran: A Nation's Journey to Freedom
12.  The Soul of Iran: A Nation’s Journey to Freedom by Afshin Molavi
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“Looking inside the mind of a nation.”
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Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition
13.  Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution, Updated Edition by Nikki R. Keddie
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“Overview.”
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Living In Hell: A True Odyssey of a Woman's Struggle in Islamic Iran Against Personal and Political Forces
14.  Living In Hell: A True Odyssey of a Woman’s Struggle in Islamic Iran Against Personal and Political Forces by Ghazal Omid
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“The downside of Islam.”
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We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs
15.  We Are Iran: The Persian Blogs by Nasrin Alavi
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“Modern insights.”
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The Silk Roads, 2nd: includes routes through Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China (Silk Roads: A Route & Planning Guide)
16.  The Silk Roads, 2nd: includes routes through Syria, Turkey, Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and China (Silk Roads: A Route & Planning Guide) by Paul Wilson
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“Superb historical context.”
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Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and I)
17.  Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn (Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and I) by Assef Bayat
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“Superb context.”
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Iran: A People Interrupted
18.  Iran: A People Interrupted by Hamid Dabashi
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“From the heart.”
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2007 Demographic #05 Iran Top Centers

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Iran Focusexternal link
Iran Focus provides comprehensive, up-to-date information and news on the Persian Gulf region in a fair and balanced manner. This is done through a wide array of daily news, weekly and special feature packages, commentary, news analysis, and investigative reporting. Through editorial initiatives and access to intelligence sources, the stories offer an insight into the complex situation in the Persian Gulf region that is indispensable to scholars, journalists, politicians, business people and all those interested in this sensitive part of the world. 1

Iran Trade Point Networkexternal link
Information on doing business in Iran. Site includes how-to section, laws & regulations, economic news and UN trade points. 2

Mbendi-Iranexternal link
Country profile of Iran by the South Africa-based Mbendi Information Services. Study is from a business and economic perspective and includes a map, business directory, and industry sector and investment information. 3

World Bank-Iranexternal link
Provides news and events and in-depth analysis with a regional overview, country briefs, data and statistics, publications, development topics, initiatives, projects and programs. 4

Iran Oil Gas Networkexternal link
Site provides access to the latest information regarding the Iranian oil, gas and petrochemical industries. 5

Kish Trade Promotion Centerexternal link
KTPC, affiliated with the Kish Free Zone Organization, was established with the mandate of facilitating commercial exchanges between overseas firm and the manufacturing & trading companies of Iran’s Kish Island. 6

Pars Times – Iranian Governmentexternal link
Contains extensive links to Iranian government agencies, ministries, embassies and political parties. Some are links to official sites, some are links to sites that provide background/details about the organization. 7

European Commission’s Delegation to Iranexternal link
EC site, provides information on EU/Iran relations to include economic & trade relations, cooperation and what’s news. 8

Iran Watchexternal link
Iran Watch is a comprehensive web site that monitors Iran’s ability to construct weapons of mass destruction. Iran Watch describes suspect Iranian organizations and sites and lists their foreign suppliers. It also analyzes Iran’s weapon-related activities and provides a range of documents produced by international organizations, national governments and private sources. 9

Green Party of Iranexternal link
Official website – The Green Party of Iran is a political party founded to defend Iran’s environment, particularly its forests, soil, air and water resources. We believe that the Iranian population has the right to a safe and clean environment, and to political, economical, social and cultural freedom. Furthermore, the Green Party of Iran intends to expose and oppose the current Iranian regime’s nuclear, chemical, and biological mass production of weapons. In view of the increasing environmental destruction in Iran, we believe that a Green Party is required on the Iranian political stage. In addition to proposing environmental policies, the Green Party of Iran advocates a democratic political and economic system for Iran. 10

Women’s Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iranexternal link
WFAFI is committed to promoting a greater awareness of the challenges women face living under fundamentalist regimes such as that of Iran. Their tasks range from raising public awareness, conducting research projects and initiating outreach programs — to policy discussions and analysis. WFAFI firmly believes the political presence, participation and leadership of women are instrumental to achieving social, political and economic equality. 11

Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iranexternal link
MEHR is a California-based network of individuals committed to the advocacy of human rights in Iran and to helping develop a greater capacity among Iranians in the future use of international mechanisms such as the Convention against Torture that provide Iranian victims avenues of and access to different systems of justice. MEHR is committed to raising public awareness, exposing human rights crimes, and educating the people of Iran so they may have a united voice against human rights violations. 12

The Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iranexternal link
On February 20, 2005, leaders of organizations representing major nationalities and ethnic groups in Iran gathered in a summit to form “the Congress of Iranian Nationalities for a Federal Iran (Congreh Meliathai-e- Iran-e-Federal). This meeting resulted in the “Manifest of the Congress of Nationalities for a Federal Iran”, which promotes a federal system of government based upon national ethnicity and geography in a united and an integral (unified or with territorial integrity) Iran. 13

Democracy for Iran – Linksexternal link
Oppositionist website site. This page provides links to several other oppositionist sites, including to rezapahlavi.org, son of the last Shah of Iran. 14

Iran Maps – Perry-Castaneda Map Collectionexternal link
Collection of Iran maps – includes country political/shaded relief maps, city, regional, historic and thematic maps as well as links to maps on other sites. 15