Sasan Fayazmanesh is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Director of the Middle East Studies Program at California State University, Fresno. His current areas of research include the political economy of the Middle East and monetary history and theory. His writings have appeared in such places as the Journal of the History of Economic Thought, Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Encyclopedia of Political Economy, the Review of Radical Political Economics, History of Economic Ideas, UCLA Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, South Asia Bulletin, CounterPunch and Z-Magazine. Dr Fayazmanesh has been interviewed on numerous national and international radio and television programs. He has edited and authored a number of books, including The United States and Iran: Sanctions, Wars and the Policy of Dual Containment, published in 2008 by Routledge. The current volume is a continuation of chronicling the history of US policy toward Iran.