Greatly expanded my knowledge of the issues surrounding Iran and the rest of the Middle East in geopolitical terms. With micro and macro lenses this book creates more light on Iran and Saudi Arabia interestingly. A must read for anyone with interest in the regional geopolitics.
This book gives a different take on Iran and also puts into perspective the war in Iraq in geopolitical terms. This book made me reconsider my thinking both about US perceptions toward Iran and the US relationship with Saudi Arabia.
"ROBERT BAER was a case officer in the Directorate of Operations for the Central Intelligence Agency from 1976 to 1997. He served in places such as Iraq, Dushanbe, Rabat, Beirut, Khartoum, and New Delhi, and received the Career Intelligence Medal in 1997. He now divides his time between Washington, D.C., and France."