By John W. Garver
"The robust military of the Islamic Republic of Iran is within the provider of peace and safety and is not any chance to a person. yet within the face of enemies, it truly is like a meteorite. it is going to bring to an end the hand of any aggressor and go away the enemy lined in shame." -Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, President, Islamic Republic of Iran, April 18, 2006 "Garver has back confirmed himself to be the nation's top pupil of China's international family members. This pathbreaking scholarship offers a much-needed corrective to media caricatures and fills a void of trustworthy information." -David Shambaugh, George Washington college "Garver's painstaking learn indicates how China and Iran try out regularly to withstand perceived American hegemony and invoke their historic family to legitimize the convergence in their nationwide pursuits. Garver empathetically probes those relatives from the views in their leaders, instead of his personal American lenses." -R. ok. Ramazani, college of Virginia "Garver's incisive and lucid paintings attracts recognition to the variety and intensity of China-Iran cultural interactions and the way those form their perceptions and projection of power... those rigorous, clean, cutting edge insights at the intricacies of local politics are inclined to recast our considering on strength relationships in Asia and the center East." -Saaed Shafqat, Columbia collage "A journey de strength of the top value to U.S. policymakers and students alike." -Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. "The first of its type, Garver's well timed e-book combines intriguing insights on politics, ideology, Islam, and effort, in addition to army and nuclear coverage. it will be the normal paintings for it slow to come." -Yitzhak Shichor, college of Haifa "An first-class learn of advanced and understudied matters. it's completely seminal within the feel that there's no ebook in any respect in this subject, and helpful few articles. China and Iran is an incredible contribution to the field." Kamran Aghaie, collage of Texas at Austin "This fascinating and well timed publication from Garver, (the first of its kind), charts the evolution of Sino-Iranian kinfolk via numerous phases."--IIAS, summer time 2007 "This fascinating and well timed publication from Garver, (the first of its kind), charts the evolution of Sino-Iranian relatives via numerous stages, together with Iran lower than the shah, the 1979 revolution, and the Iran-Iraq battle. China and Iran additionally explores the contentious debates over Iran's nuclear programmes and China's position in helping those programmes and assisting Iran's efforts to modernise its army and oil infrastructure."--IIAS e-newsletter #45 Autumn 2007
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Extra info for China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-imperial World
They seem to have a point, I said smiling,” replied Alam. The Iranian minister continued provocatively: “At least some of this land was taken from China back in the days of the Tsars. China is overpopulated and needs space into which she may expand. ” The Soviet ambassador signaled his agreement, according to Alam. 11 In other words, if Washington was afraid of Sino-Iranian rapprochement, the United States was more likely to sell the advanced weapons Iran wanted and otherwise conciliate Tehran.
Within the framework of Mao’s Three Worlds theory, for example, the two superpowers sought to control Persian Gulf oil as a step to global domination. China could hinder the superpower drive for world domination by supporting Iran’s struggle against superpower hegemony—that is, by supporting Iran’s eªorts to deny the superpowers control over Gulf oil. Via inﬂuence with Tehran and Iranian control over Persian Gulf oil, Beijing might be able to inﬂuence to a signiﬁcant degree the evolution of the structure of state power in the world.
S. strategists recognized the role petroleum resources of the Middle East played in the global balance of power. United States leaders concluded that keeping those resources out of the hands of hostile powers and available to friendly powers played a major, perhaps even decisive, role in the global balance. s. concern now being the ussr. Washington concluded that Soviet control over Middle East oil would give Moscow considerable leverage over the West European and Japanese economies dependent on that oil.
China and Iran: Ancient Partners in a Post-imperial World by John W. Garver