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Karim Sadjadpour

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Karim Sadjadpour is an Iranian-American policy analyst at the Carnegie Endowment. Prior to that he was "chief Iran analyst" at the International Crisis Group.
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Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China book cover
Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China
Ezra F. Vogel - 2013-10-14 (first published in 2011)
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No one in the twentieth century had a greater impact on world history than Deng Xiaoping. And no scholar is better qualified than Ezra Vogel to disentangle the contradictions embodied in the life and legacy of China's boldest strategist-the pragmatic, disciplined force behind China's radical economic, technological, and social transformation....
Karim Sadjadpour
RIP Ezra Vogel. His biography of Deng Xiaoping is one of the great books on modern China. It contains this priceless anecdote about when Deng met famously progressive Hollywood star Shirley MacLaine at a state banquet in DC:      source
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Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia book cover
Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia
Tony Horwitz - 1992-01-01 (first published in 1991)
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"A very funny and frequently insightful look at the world's most combustible region."-- The New York Times Book Review NATIONAL BESTSELLERWith razor-sharp wit and insight, intrepid journalist Tony Horwitz gets beyond solemn newspaper headlines and romantic myths of Arabia to offer startling close-ups of a volatile region few Westerners understand. ...
Karim Sadjadpour
Sad to hear about the untimely death of Tony Horwitz. His book 'Baghdad without a Map' was a wonderful collection of stories from his travels in the Middle East, written with great wit, empathy, and humility      source