While many have had their eyes on the midterms and the World Cup, hundreds have been killed during protests in the Islamic Republic. This week, host Elisa continues our Iran series with guest Dr. Roham Alvandi, Associate Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Together they discuss the critical shifts in Iran’s governing structures from the coup in 1953 to the revolution in 1979. How did U.S. involvement play a role in these early coups? How did the Iranian view of the Pahlavis change between the 50’s and 60’s? And how did U.S. counsel, particularly under Henry Kissinger, change our relationship with Iran?
Dr. Roham Alvandi is Associate Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science:
Alvandi, Roham. Nixon, Kissinger, and the Shah the United States and Iran in the Cold War. Oxford University Press, 2016
Alvandi, Roham. The Age of Aryamer: Late Pahlavi Iran and Its Global Entanglements. The Gingko Library, 2018: