NIAC welcomes appointment of Iranian American Vali Nasr to Obama Administration
National Iranian American Council
welcomes Iranian-American Professor
Vali Nasr's appointment as senior advisor to special envoy for Afghanistan
Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, which he has confirmed to
Foreign Policy magazine, and we congratulate Dr. Nasr on his upcoming role
in the Obama administration.
Throughout his campaign,
election and transition, President Obama made clear his intention to bring
change to the way government operates; for those who long to see greater
Iranian-American participation at the highest levels of our government, the news
of Dr. Nasr's appointment is truly change we can believe in.
As a scholar on the Middle East and South Asia, Dr. Nasr has distinguished
himself as among the most knowledgeable and forward-thinking experts anywhere.
For the Iranian-American community, his appointment is particularly encouraging
because of his proven track record of promoting sound diplomatic strategy
regarding Iran, and for his ardent opposition to military confrontation.
The challenges posed by
terrorism and instability in Afghanistan, as well as nuclear proliferation and
extremism in Pakistan, cannot be overcome without a comprehensive regional
approach; and it is a testament to Dr. Nasr's vision for resolving such
conflicts that President Obama and Ambassador Holbrooke have selected him to
serve in this critical capacity.
The Iranian-American community is encouraged by the opportunity presented by Dr.
Nasr's appointment, and we at NIAC look forward to working with him as America
enters a new era of global engagement.
is a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School and Senior
Adjunct Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Born in Iran, he now lives
in La Jolla, California. He is the author of
Shia Revival, The Islamic Leviathan, Democracy in Iran,
The Vanguard of the Islamic Revolution: The Jama`at-i Islami of Pakistan,
and Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism. His has work on Islamic
activism in Pakistan, and more recently also on Iran and the Arab World. His
work on the role of states in Islamization and evolution of new democratic ideas
in the Muslim world presented new analysis.
"Provocative."-Thomas L. Friedman, New York
"Brilliant and very readable."-Trudy Rubin, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A must-read."-Robert Hunt, Dallas Morning News
The Shia Revival
How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future
The New York Times bestseller: "Historically
incisive, geographically broad-reaching, and brimming with illuminating
anecdotes."-Max Rodenbeck, New York Review of Books
Profiled on the front page of the Wall Street Journal, Iranian-born
scholar Vali Nasr has become one of America's leading commentators on current
events in the Middle East, admired and welcomed by both media and government for
his "concise and coherent" analysis (Wall Street Journal). In this
"smart, clear and timely" book (Washington Post), Nasr brilliantly
dissects the political and theological antagonisms within Islam. He provides a
unique and objective understanding of the 1,400-year bitter struggle between
Shias and Sunnis, and sheds crucial light on its modern-day consequences-from
the nuclear posturing of Iran's President Ahmadinejad to the recent U.S.-enabled
shift toward Shia power in Iraq and Hezbollah's continued dominance in Lebanon.
The paperback edition features a new foreword for 2007.
... Payvand News - 03/25/16 ... --
Other Insteresting Articles:
© Copyright 2009 NetNative
(All Rights Reserved)