Reset by Stephen Kinzer
Iran, Turkey, and America's Future

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The bestselling author of Overthrow offers a new and surprising vision for rebuilding America's strategic partnerships in the Middle East

What can the United States do to help realize its dream of a peaceful, democratic Middle East? Stephen Kinzer offers a surprising answer in this paradigm-shifting book. Two countries in the region, he argues, are America's logical partners in the twenty-first century: Turkey and Iran.

Besides proposing this new "power triangle," Kinzer also recommends that the United States reshape relations with its two traditional Middle East allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia. This book provides a penetrating, timely critique of America's approach to the world's most volatile region, and offers a startling alternative.

Kinzer is a master storyteller with an eye for grand characters and illuminating historical detail. In this book he introduces us to larger-than-life figures, like a Nebraska schoolteacher who became a martyr to democracy in Iran, a Turkish radical who transformed his country and Islam forever, and a colorful parade of princes, politicians, women of the world, spies, oppressors, liberators, and dreamers.

Kinzer's provocative new view of the Middle East is the rare book that will richly entertain while moving a vital policy debate beyond the stale alternatives of the last fifty years.


About Stephen Kinzer

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Stephen Kinzer is the author of Reset, Overthrow, All the Shah's Men, and numerous other books. An award-winning foreign correspondent, he served as the New York Times's bureau chief in Turkey, Germany, and Nicaragua and as the Boston Globe's Latin America correspondent. He teaches international relations at Brown University, and is a frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books and a columnist for The Guardian. He lives in Boston.
Published June 2, 2010 by Times Books. 287 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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An original, unsettling critique of America's many blunders in the Middle East.

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Kinzer (Overthrow ), columnist at the Guardian , takes an iconoclastic approach in this smart policy prescriptive that calls fo

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Reset: Iran, Turkey, and America’s Future signals Kinzer’s return to the region and its politics.

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