Part 2 of 2 – 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. What shifted in Iran to allow for the revolution in 1979? And today, as the country progresses into increased political and cultural upheaval, what do we see happening next?
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: