Clifton W. Sherrill is associate professor of political science at Troy University.
"Cliff Sherrill has achieved something rare with his new book on Iran. He has written a scholarly treatise that is both readable and highly relevant to policymakers. The leadership transition in Iran will have a huge impact on the future of the Middle East and America's relationship to it. Getting it right about that future could be the difference between war and peace. Anyone interested in that future should read this book!"
“In this comprehensive and thoughtful book Clifton Sherrill engages with two political themes of immense contemporary relevance – the crisis of legitimacy for successor regimes; and the externalization of internal insecurity. The Islamic Republic of Iran, one of the most pivotal states for the comprehension of international crises, constitutes the lens through which he views these processes. Although Sherrill adopts the theoretical framework of neoclassical realism, his findings would also resonate with those interested in the issues of security spill-over, securitization, and foreign policy decision-making. Thus, this volume will be of immense interest to students of national, regional, and international security.”