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Author Baer, Robert.

Title The devil we know : dealing with the new Iranian superpower / Robert Baer.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2008]


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Edition First edition.
Description vi, 279 pages : map ; 25 cm
Note Map on endpapers.
Includes index.
Summary By mixing anecdotes with information gleaned from clandestine sources, ex-CIA operative Robert Baer superbly demonstrates that Iran, far from being a wild-eyed rogue state, is a rational actor--one skilled in the game of nations and so effective at thwarting perceived Western colonialism that even rival Sunnis relish fighting under its banner. For U.S. policy makers, the choices have narrowed: either cede the world's most important energy corridors to a nation that can match us militarily with its asymmetric capabilities (which include the use of suicide bombers)--or deal with the devil we know.--From publisher description.
Contents The Iranian paradox -- How Iran beat America -- The master plan: how Iran arrived at its secret blueprint for empire -- From terrorism to power politics: how Iran became a statist power -- Lethal and elusive: why Iran's weapons and tactics make it unconquerable--even without nukes -- Seizing the world's energy corridors: why Iran will shortly control the most vital oil and gas trade routes -- Toppling the Arab sheikhdoms: how Iran plans to seize the Persian Gulf's oil -- White knights: how Iran's Shia are winning the hearts of the Sunni Palestinians -- Winner take all: why the Shia will prevail--and the opening it offers -- Ultimate sacrifice: martyrs, suicide bombers, and the fight for the soul of Islam -- Memories that don't fade: what Iran really wants.
Subject Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-
Iran -- Foreign relations -- 21st century.
Iran -- Strategic aspects.
Persian Gulf Region -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
ISBN 9780307408648
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