Targeting Iran

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City Lights Publishers, Jun 1, 2007 - History - 206 pages
6 Reviews

Watch David Barsamian's interview on GRITtv with Laura Flanders about Iran's controversial election results.

Iran and the United States are on a collision course. David Barsamian presents the perspectives of three experts on Iran who discuss the 1953 CIA coup and the rise of the Islamic regime; Iran's internal dynamics and competing forces; relations with Iraq and Afghanistan; and the consequences of U.S. policy.

"This slim book is heavy with historical and cultural background that doesn't often find its way into news accounts; it's a great primer on a simmering conflict." – Publishers Weekly

"Insightful, timely, and laced with rich historical perspective, Targeting Iran presents a bracing exploration of Iran's current place in the world, and its tangled relationship with the West. These fascinating interviews capture Iran’s complexity and illuminate the morning’s headlines." – Azadeh Moaveni, author of Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America And American in Iran

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Review: Targeting Iran (Open Media)

User Review  - Nancy Jarmin - Goodreads

Copyright 2007 - good background info for the situation we are watching today. David Barsamian examines the issues with three scholars (Ervand Abrahamian, Noam Chomsky, and Nahid Mozaffari) who ... Read full review

Review: Targeting Iran (Open Media)

User Review  - Lindsey Wallis - Goodreads

The subject matter was very interesting but, as in Barsamian's other books I find the interview format of the book to be a little hard to read. You should know something about the subject and what is ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

David Barsamian is an American radio broadcaster and writer of Armenian descent. He is the founder and director of Alternative Radio, the Boulder, Colorado-based syndicated weekly talk program heard on some 125 radio stations in various countries.

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