"This book is a must... a thorough and readable analysis of the political and social dynamics and contradictions of Khatami's reform era." --Johannes Reissner, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin "Ansari gives us a definitive account of the tribulations and triumphs of one of the most important democratic movements in the modern Middle East. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the Islamic Republic of Iran and its complexities and contradictions." --Ray Takeyh, Council on Foreign Relations
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About the Author
Ali M. Ansari is a professor in modern history with reference to the Middle East at St. Andrews University, Scotland, where he is also the founding director of the Institute for Iranian Studies. He is an associate fellow at Chatham House.