Caspian Publishing both publishes and showcases the works of Caspian Group principals and staff. Two books already have been published on foreign affairs topics, and a third is forthcoming in 2011.
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia: A Leader of Consequence (Caspian Publishing, 2010) is a detailed tribute to an important and influential twenty-first-century head of state. In preparing this book, Caspian Publishing’s principle, Dr. S. Rob Sobhani traveled to the kingdom multiple times, meeting with King Abdullah, his inner circle of advisers, government officials, scholars, journalists and regular Saudi citizens. The result is a volume that should be of value to those seeking to learn more about Saudi Arabia and its visionary king, as well as those who already know the subject well. The book is enhanced by photographs illustrations and inspiring verses from the Holy Quran.
The Pragmatic Entente: Israeli-Iranian Relations, 1948 to 1988 (Praeger Publishers, 1989) was the first comprehensive work on the long-standing yet ever-changing relationship between Israel and Iran. Drawing on first-hand accounts of individuals involved in Israeli-Iranian relations before and after the 1979 arrival of Khomeini in Tehran, Dr. Sobhani studied this relationship against the complex background of Middle East politics. His interviews with many former Iranian officials revealed why the interests of Iran and Israel converged between 1948 and 1988, and concluded with a discussion of the future Israeli-Iranian relations.
The Oil and the Glory is the story of the epochal struggle for control of oil in the area near the Caspian Sea. Steve LeVine, who was based in the region for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Newsweek, weaves an astonishing tale of high-stakes political gamesmanship, greed, and scandal, set in one of the most opaque corners of the world. Rob Sobhani is quoted in the book and provided background for the author as well.
Press 2 For English is an appeal for an expanded and sensible national dialogue about finally managing the U.S. immigration challenge.