Forever Under Construction

70’s

Posted in History, Iran by homeyra on October 19, 2008

A new study in the Middle East journal:

Showdown at Doha: The Secret Oil Deal That Helped Sink the Shah of Iran by Andrew Scott Cooper, a contributor to the Autumn issue of the Middle East Journal and a PhD candidate at Victoria University in New Zealand, who has combed through recently de-classified documents tracing a secret oil deal that help explain Iran’s 1977 economic crisis that undercut the Shah’s power and eventually helped lead to the Iranian Revolution.

A 14 minute interview with Cooper

A review of this article: Nixon, Ford administrations undercut shah, report says: U.S. fumbling in Iran did not start with Jimmy Carter, says a scholar who reviewed previously secret files.

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