Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America s Future

Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America s Future


Yazar Stephen Kinzer
Yayınevi Henry Holt & Company Inc
ISBN 9780805091274
Baskı yılı 2010
Sayfa sayısı 288
Ağırlık 0,52 kg
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What can the United States do to help realize its dream of a peaceful, democratic Middle East? Stephen Kinzer offers a surprising answer in this paradigm-shifting book. Two countries in the region, he argues, are Americas logical partners in the twenty-first century: Turkey and Iran. Besides proposing this new power triangle, Kinzer also recommends that the United States reshape relations with its two traditional Middle East allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This book provides a penetrating, timely critique of Americas approach to the worlds most volatile region, and offers a startling alternative. Kinzer is a master storyteller with an eye for grand characters and illuminating historical detail. In this book, he introduces us to larger-than-life figures, like a Nebraska schoolteacher who became a martyr to democracy in Iran, a Turkish radical who transformed his country and Islam forever, and a colourful parade of princes, politicians, women of the world, spies, oppressors, liberators, and dreamers. Kinzers provocative new view of the Middle East is the rare look that will richly entertain while moving a vital policy debate beyond the stale alternatives of the last fifty years.
Introduction 1
PART ONE FOR THE PEOPLE, IN SPITE OF THE PEOPLE
1 The Real Life and Soul of the Show 19
2 Away with Dreams and Shadows! 31
3 We Have No Choice But to Catch Up 59
PART TWO OUR NAME HAS NOT BEEN AN HONORED ONE
4 This Dizzy Old Wizard 87
5 Sowers of Corruption on Earth 116
PART THREE VERY FAR AWAY
6 You Win, You Bald-Headed Son of a Bitch 145
7 So Deeply Entwined 176
PART FOUR THE DOOR IS SO WIDE OPEN
8 Where They Come Together 195
Notes 219
Bibliography 239
Acknowledgments 261
Index 263