"Promises of Betrayals," A New Book on Iran History & Politics, Makes its Debut December 12th

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"Promises of Betrayals" from author Fazle Chowdhury is an informative new book on the history of Iran, politics in the country, and more, providing new insight on an often murky subject.

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A new book on Iranian history & politics, Promises of Betrayals

Chowdhury does a masterful job of showing how this state of affairs came about and how the chronic ignorance generating these endless failures continues to this day.

"Promises of Betrayals: The History That Shaped the Iranian Shia Clerics" is an informative and engrossing new book from author Fazle Chowdhury, offering an in-depth and often unexplored history of Iran, its politics, current affairs, and foreign policy. "Promises of Betrayals" is available for purchase on Amazon on December 12th, and is published by Archway Publishing.

By offering a unique lens while avoiding the common pitfalls that litter most discussions about Iran, "Promises of Betrayals" aims to serve as the best book on Iran history and politics to debut in recent memory. Insightful historical discussion offers a means of understanding the current political climate, including internal strife within Iran, Iran's influence and role across the Middle East, its aim to achieve global power status, and much more.

The insight is buoyed by an important call to action, that the prospect of meaningful and long-lasting peace with Iran is not something which can be put aside or tabled indefinitely. "I wrote this book to show U.S. policy makers that time is running out and engagement even during diplomatic confrontation should be a priority," says author Fazle Chowdhury.

"Promises of Betrayals" also has special meaning for the author, who while working for the United Nations Development Program in Baku, Azerbaijan, dealt extensively with the country's dealings with their neighbors to the south, Iran.

"I wrote this book to distract myself from the pain of injuries I have," Chowdhury says. "Instead I learned of the constant pains of a population and the betrayals they have endured every year—one sanction after another. Unfortunately, these betrayals come both from outside powers as well as their own rulers. Iranians inside Iran simply risk getting cut off from the rest of the world as more sanctions take hold. I, along with many authors, have tried to keep the interest and spirit alive."

Promises of Betrayals is designed to provide an educational resource to a wide range of potential readers. This includes not only employees of the United States Department of Defense and State Department, but also foreign policy and international relations think tanks, university programs, and more.

The foreword to the book was penned by Martin Sieff, former chief foreign correspondent of The Washington Times and managing editor of international affairs at United Press International, as well as a 3-time Pulitzer Prize nominee for his international reporting. Sieff offered high praise of Chowdhury's insight and unique approach to a murky subject, saying in part, "Chowdhury does a masterful job of showing how this state of affairs came about and how the chronic ignorance generating these endless failures continues to this day. I can think of no better place for Americans to break this dreary cycle than by turning to this fine book."

Corresponding with the book release, a website for "Promises of Betrayals" is now live as well at PromisesofBetrayals.com, offering additional insight on the book and the author. Visit the website or buy the book directly at Amazon.com and other major book retailers such as Barnes & Noble.

About "Promises of Betrayals"

"Promises of Betrayals" is a new book about Iran history, politics, and foreign policy from author Fazle Chowdhury, published by Archway Publishing. What began as a faction of rebels to form a Shia empire and in almost 500 years lead to what is today an Islamic Theocracy. Shaped by British Colonial interference, Ottoman aggression, Russian dominance and the Shia-Sunni divide, the Shia clerics also had to contend with their Persian monarchies. For the first time since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Shia clerics found a defining and authoritarian role in Iran. The book explores all of this history and more in a quest to understand modern Iran and a chart a course towards a more secure U.S.

About Author Fazle Chowdhury

Fazle Chowdhury is a Fellow at Global Policy Institute in Washington D.C. specializing in the history and finance of the modern Middle East with a special interest in the economy of Iran. His articles have appeared in Arizona Weekly, Daily Telegram, Billings Gazette and numerous other news outlets. He worked for many years as a Management Consultant, working for IBM as well as for United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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