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West Asia's Cold War

Mr Hiro traces the histories of the two Islamic neighbours, both of which claim "exceptional" status but for different reasons



Talmiz Ahmad New Delhi
Cold War in the Islamic World: Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the Struggle for Supremacy
Dilip Hiro 
Hurst and Company, Pages 460, Rs 699

Dilip Hiro is one of the most prolific commentators on West Asia today. The London-based author of about 40 books over the past 50 years, he wrote his first study on West Asia in 1982 and has since extensively discussed developments in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine and Central Asia. He has also commented on religious extremism in the region and energy politics.

Again, he has regularly analysed social, economic and political developments in his native India and even the

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First Published: Mar 29 2019 | 12:53 AM IST

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