The Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies has released a new book tackling the historical and tense relationship between Arabs and Iran. The Arabs and Iran: A Review of Their History and Policy, offers a comprehensive and critical review of the relationship between the Arabs and Iran since 1979, when the Iranian revolution toppled the Shah.
Not only is the subject matter important, but it is also a rarity to find a book that addresses this particular subject. Particularly, the book gives insights on the relationship after the fall of Baghdad on 2003 with the American war on Iraq – something that increased tension in the relations, due to the overlapping interests of both sides in Iraq.
The book focuses on this crux as a turning point. The author analyses the overlapping interests and religious tensions between Shiite Iran and Sunni Arabs within political and historical contexts and from different point of views throughout the 11 chapters.
Many contributors added to and reviewed the book, such as prominent Arab thinker, Azmy Bishara, along with many other Arab political analysts and experts.