L. Carl Brown, the professor emeritus of history at Princeton University, was Middle East reviewer for Foreign Affairs for the January/February through May/June issues this year. John Waterbury, the William Stewart Tod professor of Politics and International Affairs emeritus at Princeton became Middle East reviewer with the September/October issue.
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Parsi argues that there is still a chance for diplomacy to allow the United States and Iran to break out of their “institutionalized enmity.”
The book’s title issues a stark indictment; the text methodically and dispassionately sustains it. The fact that a Turkish historian with access to the Ottoman archives has written this book is of immeasurable significance.