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The Resource The devil we know : dealing with the new Iranian superpower, Robert Baer

The devil we know : dealing with the new Iranian superpower, Robert Baer

Label
The devil we know : dealing with the new Iranian superpower
Title
The devil we know
Title remainder
dealing with the new Iranian superpower
Statement of responsibility
Robert Baer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Dewey number
955.05/4
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS318.9
LC item number
.B34 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The devil we know : dealing with the new Iranian superpower, Robert Baer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Prologue -- 1. The Iranian paradox -- 2. How Iran beat America -- - 3. The master plan: how Iran found a reliable, secret blueprint for building an empire -- 4. From guerillas to statesmen: why Iran swapped the stick for the carrot -- 5. Lethal and elusive: why Iran's weapons and tactics make it unconquerable--even without nukes -- 6. Seizing the world's energy corridors: why Iran will shortly control the most vital oil and gas trade routes -- 7. In Iran's gun sights: how Iran plans to seize the oil from the Persian Gulf's teetering sheikhdoms -- 8. The white Shia knight: how Iran has become a hero to the Palestinian Sunnis--and may lead them in a mass uprising -- 9. Winner take all: why strategic Shias are prevailing over radical Sunnis in a battle for Islam's soul--and the chance it may offer America -- 10. Ultimate sacrifice: how martyrs and suicide bombers confound Islam's enemies -- 11. Memories that don't fade: what Iran really wants -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Control code
ocn230728930
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780307408648
Lccn
2008025466
System control number
(OCoLC)230728930
Label
The devil we know : dealing with the new Iranian superpower, Robert Baer
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Prologue -- 1. The Iranian paradox -- 2. How Iran beat America -- - 3. The master plan: how Iran found a reliable, secret blueprint for building an empire -- 4. From guerillas to statesmen: why Iran swapped the stick for the carrot -- 5. Lethal and elusive: why Iran's weapons and tactics make it unconquerable--even without nukes -- 6. Seizing the world's energy corridors: why Iran will shortly control the most vital oil and gas trade routes -- 7. In Iran's gun sights: how Iran plans to seize the oil from the Persian Gulf's teetering sheikhdoms -- 8. The white Shia knight: how Iran has become a hero to the Palestinian Sunnis--and may lead them in a mass uprising -- 9. Winner take all: why strategic Shias are prevailing over radical Sunnis in a battle for Islam's soul--and the chance it may offer America -- 10. Ultimate sacrifice: how martyrs and suicide bombers confound Islam's enemies -- 11. Memories that don't fade: what Iran really wants -- Epilogue -- Glossary
Control code
ocn230728930
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
279 p.
Isbn
9780307408648
Lccn
2008025466
System control number
(OCoLC)230728930

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