I received an e-mail a few days ago from the Council on Foreign Relations about the pre-release of their multimedia feature, “Crisis Guide: Iran”. The work “traces Iran’s evolution, its ambitions as a regional power, and its controversial nuclear program. Drawing on the insights of more than twenty-five leading analysts, government officials, and journalists, as well as prominent Iranians such as Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi and dissident Akbar Ganji” The chapters include:
- a cinematic overview of the challenges Iran poses to its neighbors and the world;
- a detailed look at Iran’s nuclear program, including a map of its nuclear facilities, and a visual presentation of the nuclear fuel cycle;
- interactive timelines tracing Iran’s history from 550 BC to the present;
- primers on the Iranian regime’s structure, the growing divisions between elite factions, prospects for the opposition movement, and how domestic policies and international sanctions affect the country’s oil-driven economy;
- maps surveying Iran’s bilateral relations and various economic and social indicators in the region —such as trade flows, population growth, literacy rates, etc.
- a discussion of policy options available for managing the risks posed by the Iranian regime.
In order to access it, go to: www.cfr.org/iranguide the password is “cfr”. Official release date is to be October 3rd, 2011.
I personally enjoyed taking a sneak peak and look forward to its release date, I hope you enjoy it as well!