the english job: understanding iran and why it distrusts britain pdf
The book is insightful and crisply written and I cannot recommend it too highly. at the start of the Second World War, modern Iranians define themselves by their bloody https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/14585/the-english-job-jack-straw. Add favorites 0 0. Khamenei’s father was from Azerbaijan and spoke Azeri, an Altaic language. Date: July 18th, 2019. He ends with sharp and timely All rights reserved. The subtitle of Jack Straw’s new book promises to help the reader in “understanding Iran”. The second "misunderstanding" concerns Straw's strange belief that the Khomeinist ruling elite includes a "reformist" faction that desires close relations with Western democracies, and must, therefore, be supported to weaken and eventually get rid of the "hardline" faction led by "Supreme Guide" Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Scratch the surface, and Iranians of all political persuasions will remind you that it was Britain, with the US, who removed the democratically-elected Prime Minister of Iran, Mohammad Mosaddegh. Note: Gatestone appreciates your comments. Rt Hon. Straw paints a picture of Iranians caught in a web of paradoxes. However, what one gets in 390 pages may best be described as a misunderstanding of Iran today -- a misunderstanding that has prevented Britain, along with other Western powers, from developing a realistic Iran policy and has helped prolong the crisis caused by the Islamic Republic's unorthodox behavior in the international arena. Subscribe to our newsletter and keep up to date with all the latest news, opportunities, events and features. Iran’s view of the world and its attitudes to both local rivals for power and those further afield. Straw also exaggerates the role the British played in Iran. In another register, what would you say if we gave Hitler a pass because we like Schiller, Beethoven and potato salad? Straw has adopted a number of erroneous assumptions, commonplace among so-called "Iran analysts", including the division of authorities in the Khomeinist system between elected and un-elected officials. The myth of “The English Job”, like its French equivalent “perfide Albion” is designed to perpetuate enmity between two nations that, when all is said and done, experienced the attraction-revulsion that marks many human relatio0ns in history. Before becoming an MP, Jack practised as a barrister and then worked as a special adviser in the 1974–79 Labour government. Whenever their bones began to creak, they offered some concessions, which were subsequently withdrawn once the crushing of the bones ceased. Cleverly linking his own experiences with the bigger picture, he gives us a splendid, engrossing account of the remarkable relationship that developed over the centuries between Iran and the UK, and ends with some wise advice for both sides on how to move on from the present, seemingly interminable, exchange of recriminations. Please email info@literatureworks.org.uk instead. Copyright © 2020 Biteback Publishing Limited. However, the fact is that the Assembly of Experts, itself elected by popular vote, elects Khamenei. Syrians Queue to Buy Bread and Fuel: Why Aren’t Russia and Iran Supporting Us? experience of the Iran–Iraq War of 1980–88, when the country stood alone against Iraq. True the Persian expression” It’s all the work of the English!” reflects abiding resentment about the role played by Britain in Iranian affairs for over a century. All rights reserved. However, when it comes to the Islamic Republic, the former British Foreign Secretary becomes a dyed-in-wool peacenik. The English Job Understanding Iran and Why It Distrusts Britain. The rest of the world – 390 pages; published by Biteback Books, London 2019. Please limit comments to 300 words or less. He is honorary vice In the 1960s when I was a student in London, there were under 200 Iranian students in Great Britain. ", And, yet, he believes that mullahs are bound to rule Iran seemingly forever. The fact that he chose to return there on holiday in October 2015, with his wife and a couple of friends, is indicative of the great love that he developed for Iran and its people. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. His most recent visit to Iran was in January 2018. Straw offers no evidence than any deal made with the Islamic Republic in the past 40 years has had a long-lasting impact on the Khomeinist strategy and behavior. Language: English. him, the other disrupting him. The first JCPOA could have been followed by other JCPOAs, even dealing with human rights issues, with the ultimate aim of marginalizing and eventually clipping the wings of the “Supreme Guide”. The first is that he thinks that because Iran is an ancient civilization -- and has produced great poets, weaves exquisite carpets and offers one of the world's hautes cuisines -- it deserves indulgence for its weird activities in other domains such as hostage-taking, hate-mongering, human rights violations and the export of terror in the name of revolution. The articles printed here do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editors or of Gatestone Institute. Number of pages: 336 pages. We also publish espionage, general non fiction and sport. Both reserve the right not to publish replies to articles should they so choose.

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