What is Iran? : a primer on culture, politics, and religion / by Laurie Blanton Pierce ; commissioned by Mennonite Central Committee.

By: Pierce, Laurie Blanton
Contributor(s): Mennonite Central Committee
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Scottdale, Pa. : Herald Press, c2009Description: 96 p. : col. ill. ; 19 x 21 cmISBN: 9780836194463 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0836194462 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Iran -- Politics and government -- 1979-1997 | Iran -- Politics and government -- 1997-LOC classification: DS318.825 | .P54 2009
Contents:
Introduction -- The faces and faiths of Iran ; The ethnic landscape of Iranian society ; The religious landscape of Iranian society -- The Iranian revolution ; Background to the revolution ; The Islamic revolution ; The structure of the Iranian government ; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini -- Iran since the revolution : The Iran-Iraq war ; Politics, economy and society in post-revolution Iran -- Iran and the west since 1979 : answers to common questions ; What was the hostage crisis? ; What was the involvement of the United States and other Western countries in the Iran-Iraq war? ; What was the Iran-contra affair? ; What sanctions and punitive financial measures have been imposed on Iran? ; What is Iran's human rights record? ; What is Iran's nuclear program? How should the international community respond? ; Is Iran a threat to Israel? ; Is it true that the Iranian government supports terrorism? -- Anabaptist response to Iran : Mennonite involvement in Iran ; Things to keep in mind when thinking about Iran ; Working for peace : what can we do?
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction -- The faces and faiths of Iran ; The ethnic landscape of Iranian society ; The religious landscape of Iranian society -- The Iranian revolution ; Background to the revolution ; The Islamic revolution ; The structure of the Iranian government ; Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini -- Iran since the revolution : The Iran-Iraq war ; Politics, economy and society in post-revolution Iran -- Iran and the west since 1979 : answers to common questions ; What was the hostage crisis? ; What was the involvement of the United States and other Western countries in the Iran-Iraq war? ; What was the Iran-contra affair? ; What sanctions and punitive financial measures have been imposed on Iran? ; What is Iran's human rights record? ; What is Iran's nuclear program? How should the international community respond? ; Is Iran a threat to Israel? ; Is it true that the Iranian government supports terrorism? -- Anabaptist response to Iran : Mennonite involvement in Iran ; Things to keep in mind when thinking about Iran ; Working for peace : what can we do?

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