Guiding principles for stabilization and reconstruction /
United States Institute of Peace and U.S. Army Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI).
Washington, DC : United States Institute of Peace, 2009.
1 v. (various pagings) : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
9781601270337 (pbk.)
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Washington, DC : United States Institute of Peace, 2009.
9781601270337 (pbk.)
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At bottom of t.p.: U.S. army peacekeeping and stability operations institute
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Appeared in Choice on 2009-06-01:
Maloney's book is short but substantive. Of its four chapters, the second is the best for elucidating what others have too often side-stepped. Iranian policies have reflected nationalism and resentment of the historic machinations of world powers more than revolutionary theology; regional leaders have preferred to ignore domestic grievances, and blamed Iran for their own instability; fears of a coordinated subversive Shia arc of influence are self-serving; and concerns of Iran lending nuclear weapons to terrorist organizations may be overblown. Regarding nuclear negotiations, Iran agreed to suspend enrichment, additional protocols, and unannounced intensive inspections in 2003. The West, in return, promised to launch discussion on "political & security issues, technology & cooperation," and support Iran's accession talks with the World Trade Organization. Maloney's discussion of subordination of religion to state by Khomeini, who "made a career criticizing secular rulers for disregarding divine law," is superb. Maloney (Brookings Institution) recommends that the US drop threats of military attack, engage Iran diplomatically, discard regime change, and "recognize the reverberations of US actions and rhetoric around the region." Summing Up: Recommended. All readership levels. F. L. Mokhtari National Defense University
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