There is a saying in Arabic, me and my brother against my cousin, and me and my cousin against the outsider.
Iran's Influence is the first comprehensive analysis of the role that Iran plays both in Middle Eastern and global politics. Expert Iranian author Elaheh Rostami Povey provides a much-needed account of one of the Middle East's most controversial and misunderstood countries. Based on several years of original research carried out in Iran and across the Middle East, this insightful guide presents not only a fascinating introduction to the country, but also essential new ideas to help the reader understand the Middle East.
Elaheh Rostami-Povey is a writer and researcher. She is affiliated to the London Middle East Institute and Centre for Gender Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She is the author of Afghan Women (Zed 2013) and Women, Work and Islamism (Zed 2011) published under her pen name, Maryam Poya.
Introduction 1. The Legacy of a Revolution 2. The Reformers, The Conservatives and the Struggle for Democracy 3. The role of clergy in Iran 4. Religio-Political relationship between Iran, Lebanon and Hezbollah 5. Religio-political relationship between Iran and Iraq 6. Religio-political relationship between, Iran, Palestine and Hamas 7. Religio-political relationship between, Iran, and Egypt 8. Conclusion: The global context of the Iranian religio-political state Bibliography Index