By Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett
An eye-opening argument for a brand new method of Iran, from of America's such a lot proficient and influential center East experts
Less than a decade after Washington counseled a fraudulent case for invading Iraq, equally misinformed and politically influenced claims are pushing the US towards conflict with Iran. at the present time the stakes are even greater: one of these conflict may possibly holiday the again of America's strained superpower prestige. hard the day-by-day clamor of U.S. saber damn, Flynt and Hillary Mann Leverett argue that the USA should still resign thirty years of failed process and have interaction with Iran—just as Nixon revolutionized U.S. international coverage by way of going to Beijing and realigning family with China.
Former analysts in either the Bush and Clinton administrations, the Leveretts supply a uniquely educated account of Iran because it really is this present day, no longer as many have caricatured it or wanted it to be. They express that Iran's political order isn't at the brink, that the majority Iranians nonetheless help the Islamic Republic, and that Iran's local effect makes it severe to development within the heart East. Drawing on years of study and entry to high-level officers, Going to Tehran explains how Iran sees the area and why its method of international coverage is infrequently the irrational habit of a rogue kingdom.
A daring demand new pondering, the Leveretts' essential paintings makes it transparent that the USA needs to "go to Tehran" whether it is to circumvent strategic catastrophe.
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