Book Size: 5.25" x 8"

Pages: 144

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781566567312

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

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Understanding the US-Iran Crisis

A Primer

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“This important analysis deals with the facts – and not deception and fear-mongering – of the Bush Administration’s verbal, thus far, war against Iran. Its format is understated but direct – we are told what the President has said about Iran and then we are told what the reality is. Can anyone read this book and still support an attack on Iran? Only in the Bush White House…” -Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker 

About this book

Widening opposition to the illegal Iraq War, growing recognition that the war in Afghanistan has failed to bring stability or democracy to that beleaguered country, new tensions rising in Pakistan, escalating violence and humanitarian crisis in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, all have brought new fears but also heightened interest in the wider Middle East region, especially interest in Iran.

This book aims to address this new and renewed interest in Iran, to answer questions, and propose some ideas to prevent another looming disaster of a U.S. military attack.

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About the author

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, and Director of its New Internationalism Program. She is also a Fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. Her areas include U.S. unilateralism and empire, the Middle East (particularly Israel-Palestine and Iraq), and US-United Nations relations.

She is the author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror, Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy US Power, Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today’s UN, and Before & After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism. Earlier books include From Stones to Statehood: The Palestinian Uprising, Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order, and Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader.

Bennis appears frequently as a commentator/analyst on U.S. and international television and radio programs, including “The News Hour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS, the CBS “Morning Show,” NPR’s “Diane Rehm Show,” “Democracy Now,” and many others on CNN, BBC, Fox, CBC, and al-Jazeera TV. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Le Monde Diplomatique (Paris), TomPaine.com, New York Newsday, Soera (Amsterdam), Papeles (Madrid), die Tageszeitung (Berlin), The Philadelphia Enquirer, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Middle East Report (MERIP), The Nation, Mother Jones, Third World Resurgence (Malaysia), and many other publications.

Reviews

“This important analysis deals with the facts – and not deception and fear-mongering – of the Bush Administration’s verbal, thus far, war against Iran. Its format is understated but direct – we are told what the President has said about Iran and then we are told what the reality is. Can anyone read this book and still support an attack on Iran? Only in the Bush White House…” -Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker

“Bennis’s book seeks to provide all ‘information needed to answer the cries for war’ with a concise summation (and point by point deconstruction) of how the Bush administration has beaten the drums for war with Iran. Bennis (Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict) also includes a brief history of American-Iranian relations, arguing that American attitudes have consistently been informed by economic considerations, particularly in regards to oil; referring to Iran’s successful efforts to sell its oil for international currencies other than the dollar, the author writes that American anxiety over Iranian nuclear capabilities ‘must be viewed in the context of far more longstanding U.S. concerns over Iran’s decades-long efforts… to weaken its potential competitors… in the Middle East.’ The writing is clear and convincing… those who fear an attack on Iran… will find this book helpful in marshaling their arguments against such action.” -Publishers Weekly

Additional information

Author

Bennis, Phyllis

Edition

1

Inprint

Olive Branch Press

Pages

144

Type

PB

Author Home

USA

Subtitle

A Primer

Format

5"å_"åx 8"å

Reviews

"This important analysis deals with the facts – and not deception and fear-mongering – of the Bush Administration's verbal , thus far , war against Iran. Its format is understated but direct – we are told what the President has said about Iran and then we are told what the reality is. Can anyone read this book and still support an attack on Iran? Only in the Bush White House…" -Seymour M. Hersh , The New Yorker * "Bennis's book seeks to provide all 'information needed to answer the cries for war' with a concise summation (and point by point deconstruction) of how the Bush administration has beaten the drums for war with Iran. Bennis (Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict) also includes a brief history of American-Iranian relations , arguing that American attitudes have consistently been informed by economic considerations , particularly in regards to oil; referring to Iran's successful efforts to sell its oil for international currencies other than the dollar , the author writes that American anxiety over Iranian nuclear capabilities 'must be viewed in the context of far more longstanding U.S. concerns over Iran's decades-long efforts… to weaken its potential competitors… in the Middle East.' The writing is clear and convincing" those who fear an attack on Iran"will find this book helpful in marshaling their arguments against such action." -Publishers Weekly

MainReview

"This important analysis deals with the facts – and not deception and fear-mongering – of the Bush Administration's verbal, thus far, war against Iran. Its format is understated but direct – we are told what the President has said about Iran and then we are told what the reality is. Can anyone read this book and still support an attack on Iran? Only in the Bush White House…" -Seymour M. Hersh, The New Yorker *