Cover of Gareth Porter, John Kiriakou: The CIA Insider's Guide to the Iran Crisis

Gareth Porter, John Kiriakou The CIA Insider's Guide to the Iran Crisis

From CIA Coup to the Brink of War

Price for Eshop: 352 Kč (€ 13.5)

VAT 10% included

New

English

In stock, ships in 24 hours


U Lužického semináře 10, Malá Strana

Book information

Skyhorse Publishing

USA

2020

Paperback

144

Standard

302975

978-1-5107-5609-0

1-5107-5609-4

Espionage & secret services

Annotation

In The CIA Insider's Guide to Iran: from CIA Coup to the Brink of War, former CIA Officer John C. Kiriakou and investigative journalist and historian Gareth Porter explain how and why the United States and Iran have been either at war or threatening such a war for most of the forty years since Islamic Republic of Iran was established. The authors delve below the surface explanations for the forty-year history of extreme U.S. hostility toward Iran to blow up one official U.S. narrative after another about Iran and U.S. policy. Against the background of Iran's encounters with heavy-handed British and Russian imperialist control over its resources, this book shows how the U.S. began its encounter with Iran by clearly siding with British imperialism against Iranian aspirations for control over its oil in its 1953 overthrow of the Mossadegh government, then proceeded to actively support the Saddam Hussein regime's horrific chemical war against Iran. The book shows how a parade of politically-motivated false narratives have taken U.S. Iran policy progressively farther from reality for three decades and have now brought the United States to the brink of war with Iran. It explains how Donald Trump's trashing of the nuclear deal with Iran and seeking to cut off Iran's oil exports creates a very high risk of such a war, demanding major public debate about changing course. The CIA Insider's Guide to the Iran Crisis also includes appendices with key official documents on U.S. policy toward Iran, with particular emphasis on the major official statements of the Trump administration's "Maximum Pressure" strategy.

Ask question

You can ask us about this book and we'll send an answer to your e-mail.

Write new comment