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  • Conflict and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasusby Hooman Peimani

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 155.00

    This insightful work maps out both the possibilities and the dangers that lie ahead for the nations of Central Asia and the Caucasus. The book analyzes the current security situation and clarifies its historical context, identifying the factors that have shaped the security of these young nations since their independence. It also examines the parametersópolitical,... more...

  • The Ayatollah Begs to Differby Hooman Majd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00

    Including a new preface that discusses the Iranian mood during and after the June 2009 presidential election and subsequent protests, this is an intimate look at a paradoxical country from a uniquely qualified journalist.   The grandson of an eminent ayatollah and the son of an Iranian diplomat, Hooman Majd offers perspective on Iran's complex and... more...

  • Falling Terrorism and Rising Conflictsby Hooman Peimani

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 80.00

    Analyzes the long-term impact of the fall of the Taliban not only on Afghanistan, but also on the South and West Asia regions. more...

  • Nuclear Proliferation in the Indian Subcontinent: The Self-Exhausting Superpowers and Emerging Alliancesby Hooman Peimani

    ABC-CLIO 2000; US$ 64.00

    The main impact of the May 1998 nuclear tests of India and Pakistan was not on the nuclear non-proliferation regime, Peimani asserts, but on the structure of the international system. The tests could not encourage massive nuclear proliferation as many natural factors prevent such a scenario, but they surely contributed to the weakening of the mainly... more...

  • The Ayatollahs' Democracyby Hooman Majd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    "There are several peculiar features about writing any detailed account of the recent political events in Persia which make necessary some slight explanation. The first point is that Persian political affairs, fraught as they are with misfortune and misery for millions of innocent people, are conducted very much as a well-staged drama - I have heard... more...

  • The Challenge of Energy Security in the 21st Centuryby Hooman Peimani

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2011; US$ 64.50

    The Challenge of Energy Security in the 21st Century: Trends of Significance seeks to inform all those concerned about energy security, whether national, regional or international bodies, of certain factors, which must be taken into consideration in developing their energy security policies and pursuing their respective objectives. Towards that end,... more...

  • Energy Security and Geopolitics in the Arcticby Hooman Peimani

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2012; US$ 94.64

    This book sheds light on how global warming has caused the ongoing environmental disaster in the Arctic, namely its melting. This development, if left unabated, will have a major negative environmental impact, not only on the Arctic itself, but on the entire planet, including the worsening of global warming and rising sea levels. The latter is a major... more...

  • The Ayatollah Begs to Differby Hooman Majd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.50

    Hooman Majd, acclaimed journalist and New York-residing grandson of an Ayatollah, has a unique perspective on his Iranian homeland. In this vivid, warm and humorous insider's account, he opens our eyes to an Iran that few people see, meeting opium-smoking clerics, women cab drivers and sartorially challenged presidential officials, among others. ... more...

  • The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stayby Hooman Majd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    What happens when you move to Iran, heartland of the 'Axis of Evil', with your family in tow? - asks Hooman Majd, author of the acclaimed The Ayatollah Begs to Differ and The Ayatollah's Democracy "Welcome to Iran," he said. "This isn't Switzerland." We have an idea of the texture of life in Paris or Rome, but what is the texture of life like... more...

  • Cognitive Roboticsby Hooman Samani

    CRC Press 2015; US$ 119.95

    The kimono-clad android robot that recently made its debut as the new greeter at the entrance of Tokyo's Mitsukoshi department store is just one example of the rapid advancements being made in the field of robotics. Cognitive robotics is an approach to creating artificial intelligence in robots by enabling them to learn from and respond to real-world... more...