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In this groundbreaking study Roham Alvandi offers a revisionist account of the shah's relationship with the United States by examining the partnership he forged with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the s.
Based on extensive research in the British and U. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah offers a detailed account of three key historical episodes in the Nixon-Kissinger-Pahlavi partnership that shaped the global Cold War far beyond Iran's borders.
It examines the emergence of Iranian primacy in the Persian Gulf as the Nixon administration looked to the shah to fill the vacuum created by the British withdrawal from the region in It then turns to the peak of the partnership after Nixon and Kissinger's historic visit to Iran, when the shah succeeded in drawing the United States into his covert war against Iraq in Kurdistan.
Finally, it focuses on the decline of the partnership under Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford, through a history of the failed negotiations from to for an agreement on U. This work of American diplomatic history, international relations, and Middle Eastern Studies provides critical historic background on Iran's ambitions for primacy in the Persian Gulf, its nuclear program, and what a US-Iran strategic partnership might look like in the future.Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last shah of Iran, is often remembered as a pliant instrument of American power during the Cold War.
In this groundbreaking study Roham Alvandi offers a revisionist account of the shah's relationship with the United States by examining the partnership he forged with Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger in the s. Parliament became chronically unstable, and from the to period Iran saw the rise and fall of six different prime ministers.
and sought to expand Iraq's access to the Persian Gulf by acquiring territories that Iraq had claimed earlier from Iran during the Shah's rule. Though his monarchy was toppled in and he died in , Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran, remains relevant today.
He was a social reformer, a romantic egomaniac, and a deeply conflicted man and leader. The Rise and Fall of the Shah of Iran. After a tumultuous reign that included both exile and supreme power, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi fled Iran 30 years ago this month.
A new look at the Shah, his fall and how it continues to shake the world ‘The Lonely War,” a woman’s account of modern Iran] The shah came to power in after the British and the.
Reza Shah Pahlavi was born in the village of Alasht in Savadkuh County, Mazandaran Province, in , to Major Abbas-Ali Khan and Noush-Afarin.
His mother was a Muslim immigrant from Georgia (then part of the Russian Empire), whose family had emigrated to mainland Persia (Iran) after Qajar Empire was forced to cede all of its territories in the Caucasus following the Russo-Persian Wars several.