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Published: 05 June 2014

272 Pages | 12 illus.


ISBN: 9780199375691

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Listed as one of Tony Barber's History books of the Year, Financial Times Summer Books 2014

Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah

The United States and Iran in the Cold War

Roham Alvandi

  • Challenges the conventional view of the shah as a mere instrument of American power during the Cold War by extending the study of US-Iran relations into the 1970s when the shah emerged as a major international figure.
  • Draws on extensive multi-archival research, making use of recently declassified U.S. documents.
  • Draws on Persian-language sources.
  • Examines the origins of Iran's nuclear program in the 1970s under the shah.