Fazle Chowdhury’s book, Revived Failure, is about the complicated relationship that America has with Iran. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was created and implemented in 2016 to keep nuclear restrictions on Iran. Along with the JCPOA, there are other means of keeping Iran in check with their agreement of no nuclear missiles; the European Union (EU) is one such means. Since the United States pulled out of the JCPOA during the Trump administration, it will only prove to be harmful to the Iranian economy. The way that the countries in the EU interact with each other will play a role in the accountability of Iran; even their past actions will still play a role in their decisions.
Iran’s major export is natural gas, so as long as there are European countries who are willing to have this imported into their country, then Iran will be taking care of its economy – but if not, it could mean the fall of it. The United States has such a strong impact on the EU countries that for many of them, they know it is best to keep their peace with America. But for others, they wish to act like the rebellious child and do what they want.
Given some background on countries, we also learn of comparisons between American Presidents and how history has a way of repeating itself, particularly with our leaders, their actions, and their involvement in foreign policies. The history of America and Iran dates back a few decades and shows many missed opportunities for proper diplomacy between the two countries. With pages and pages of information given throughout the book, there is a lot to learn about the history of many countries. Not just our relationship with Iran is discussed, but also with China and other foreign countries.
Reading like a textbook, if you are able to get through all of the information and understand it, then you will be that much smarter and more knowledgeable than the majority of Americans, I am sure. Chowdhury did an excellent job of obviously researching many pages of text that contained all of the information included in this book and then formulated the best way to present the information. I am not sure if the average joe would be able to fully understand the text; it would need to be someone more educated and who has an interest in politics, history, and world events.
|Page Count||256 pages|
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