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    DescriptionNasr offers a dissection of the problem the west faces with Iran that will transform the terms of debate, putting on the map a totally unappreciated phenomenon of the Islamic world that is the key to understanding how we can win this new cold war. He illuminates the growing clout within Iran and several other of the most pivotal Islamic countries the west must mend relations with - such as Pakistan and Turkey - of a new business class and how this new class is the key to turning our fortunes in the region. Showing that the Bush administration's approach has been a disaster in this regard, further alienating the very people we need most to bring over to our side, he reveals how, by reversing course and building strong ties to this pragmatic business class in Iran, the west can pull the rug of power out from under the extremist mullahs and forge strong new alliances in the region.

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    Forces of Fortune
    The Rise of the New Muslim Middle Class and What It Will Mean for Our World
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    By (author) Vali Nasr
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 481 g
    ISBN 13: 9781416589686
    ISBN 10: 1416589686

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    The Free Press
    Publication date
    15 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Vali Nasr is a professor of international politics at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy of Tufts University and a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a senior fellow of The Dubai Initiative run by Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is the author of three books: The Shia Revival; Democracy in Iran, and The Islamic Leviathan. He appears regularly on major network news shows as an expert on Middle Eastern affairs and regularly writes op-eds for the Washington Post and Wall St. Journal. He was born in Iran and now lives in the US.
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    "[A] humane and clear-eyed narrative..." --"Harvard Business Review"