Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United Statesby Published 01 Oct 2007
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In this era of superheated rhetoric and vitriolic exchanges between the leaders of Iran and Israel, the threat of nuclear violence looms. But the real roots of the enmity between the two nations mystify Washington policymakers, and no promising pathways to peace have emerged. This book traces the shifting relations among Israel, Iran, and the United States from 1948 to the present, uncovering for the first time the details of secret alliances, treacherous acts, and unsavory political maneuverings that have undermined Middle Eastern stability and disrupted U.S. foreign policy initiatives in the region.
Trita Parsi, a U.S. foreign policy expert with more than a decade of experience, is the only writer who has had access to senior American, Iranian, and Israeli decision makers. He dissects the complicated triangular relations of their countries, arguing that America’s hope for stability in Iraq and for peace in Israel is futile without a correct understanding of the Israeli-Iranian rivalry.
Parsi’s behind-the-scenes revelations about Middle East events will surprise even the most knowledgeable readers: Iran’s prime minister asks Israel to assassinate Khomeini, Israel reaches out to Saddam Hussein after the Gulf War, the United States foils Iran’s plan to withdraw support from Hamas and Hezbollah, and more. This book not only revises our understanding of the Middle East’s recent past, it also spells out a course for the future. In today’s belligerent world, few topics, if any, could be more important.
Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States Reviews
Thought provoking book about the balance of power in the Middle East and the evolving relationship between Israel and Iran, with the United States as a pawn for the Israeli people. The need for an Israeli enemy is profound and provides thought provoking ideas about how history pas and present is written and shaped for the benefit of certain country’s goals
Very well written and explanatory book about some of what is going on in the Middle East. I think this book will help others to understand part of what is happening. I would definitely recommend this one to all.
The book was an in depth and comprehensive look into the role the Israel-Iran power struggle/balance has played out into American foreign policy (goes up to 2005/6). Really great book that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about the Middle East.
Just loved it. Well written by Trita Parsi.
I borrowed this book from the library, but it's so rich in history and detail that I'm going to buy it. Having it in my own library should come in handy to combat the lies and distortions emanating from the Republican Party. The book is unique because much of its material is based on interviews Parsi obtained with figures in the U.S., Israeli, and Iranian governments. It covers the period from when the Shah was in power in Iran to the year 2007, and it shows how even the pro-Western Shah attempted to put some distance between himself and the pro-Israel policies of the U.S. There's also an interesting discussion of Israel's so-called periphery doctrine--the attempt to gain allies in Turkey and Iran to offset hostility from their immediate Arab neighbors. It discusses in detail Iran's overture in 2002 to both the U.S. and Israel for a comprehensive peace in the Middle East, and Iran's cooperation with the U.S. in helping U.S. forces oust the Taliban from power in Afghanistan. Parsi isn't a radical. Much of his perspective probably derives from the realist school, but in light of the Bushies' belief that empire creates its own reality, even the realist perspective is somewhat refreshing. The author makes a strong case that the current far-right stance on Iran, both in Israel and the U.S., is based on preemptive war doctrines and the goal of total hegemony in the Middle East, and he shows how dangerous and misinformed this stance is.