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    • Time to Get Tough on Tehran

    • By: Eliot Cohen, Eric Edelman, Ray Takeyh
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The nuclear deal that the United States and five other great powers signed with Iran in July 2015 is the final product of a decade-long effort at arms control. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ranks as one of the most deficient arms control agreements in history. But Barack Obama has pledged to spend the remainder of his tenure fending off congressional pressure to adjust its terms. An even larger issue is Washington’s lack of a comprehensive Iran policy.

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    • Guardians of the Revolution

    • Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs 
    • By: Ray Takeyh
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For over a quarter century, Iran has been one of America's chief nemeses. Ever since Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Shah in 1979, the relationship between the two nations has been antagonistic: revolutionary guards chanting against the Great Satan, Bush fulminating against the Axis of Evil, Iranian support for Hezbollah, and President Ahmadinejad blaming the U.S. for the world's ills.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Solid introduction to contemporary Iran

    • By Lee on 03-21-16

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    • What Really Happened in Iran

    • The CIA, the Ouster of Mosaddeq, and the Restoration of the Shah
    • By: Ray Takeyh
    • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
    • Length: 38 mins
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    Conventional wisdom about the 1953 coup in Iran rests on the myth that the CIA toppled the country's democratically elected prime minister. In reality, the coup was primarily a domestic Iranian affair, and the CIA's impact was ultimately insignificant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great read

    • By Brian on 03-20-16

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    • Taking on Iran

    • By: Ray Takeyh
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 14 mins
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    To begin with, scrap the nuclear deal.

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