Suzanne Maloney provides the first comprehensive overview of Iran's political economy since the 1979 revolution and offers detailed examinations of two aspects of the Iranian economy of direct interest to scholars and non-specialist readers of Iran: the energy sector and the role of sanctions.
"No American writes as incisively about modern Iran as Suzanne Maloney. This is a superb book." — Nicholas Burns, Harvard University
"Suzanne Maloney's sobering and authoritative interrogation of Iran's political economy makes it clear that the country's history of distrust of the external world, resistance to pressure, internal divisions, and national pride, all of which antedate the Islamic regime, make it unlikely that Iran will become a normal country any time soon regardless of the ultimate fate of sanctions and its nuclear program." — Stephen D. Krasner, Stanford University