Daily news reports—about proliferation concerns, support for terrorism, and increasing Iranian influence in Iraq—underscore that Iran remains a fundamental concern for American foreign policy. At the same time, however, there is limited understanding of Iran, the factions that influence its government, and the debates, power struggles, and rivalries that have shaped Iranian policy and behavior for decades. In Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic, Ray Takeyh has written a book that goes a long way to correcting this misunderstanding. A leading expert on Iran’s politics and history, Takeyh shows why Iran has so often confounded American expectations. Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, calls Takeyh’s book “the single best guide to understanding modern Iran.” Such a book could not be more timely or more important.
Please join Tom Daschle, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and Ray Takeyh for a discussion of Hidden Iran and U.S.-Iran relations.
Ray Takeyh, Author, Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic
Senator Tom Daschle, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress