Release of Comprehensive Book on Iran, Including History of Nuclear Program

October 19, 2010 would like to highlight the release of a new book published jointly by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the United States Institute of Peace and edited by Robin Wright, entitled “The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy.” The book is now available for reading online at:

ISIS’s David Albright and Andrea Stricker contributed a chapter to The Iran Primer on the history of Iran’s nuclear program.  It can be accessed on the USIP website here. It is also available on the website of PBS Frontline here.

Official book description:
The Iran Primer: Power, Politics, and U.S. Policy” is a unique publication by 50 of the world’s top scholars on Iran representing some 20 foreign policy think tanks, eight universities and senior foreign policy officials from six U.S. administrations. The book has no single political perspective or agenda, as the authors approach the subjects with a wide range of views. The collection offers perspective on 50 different aspects of Iran’s politics, economy, military, nuclear program and society. It probes Iran’s foreign relations with a dozen nearby countries or regions. It chronicles U.S.-Iran relations under six American presidents. And it explores the West’s five options in dealing with Iran in the future.