March 5, 2017

The Coup: 1953, The CIA, and The Roots of Modern by Ervand Abrahamian

By Ervand Abrahamian

In August 1953, the U.S. principal Intelligence organisation orchestrated the quick overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected chief and put in Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his position. Over the following twenty-six years, the us subsidized the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his mystery police; in trade, it reaped a percentage of Iran’s oil wealth and have become a key participant during this unstable region.

The blowback used to be nearly inevitable, as this new and revealing heritage of the coup and its outcomes indicates. while the 1979 Iranian Revolution deposed the shah and changed his puppet executive with an intensive Islamic republic less than Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the shift reverberated through the heart East and the realm, casting an extended, darkish shadow over U.S.-Iran family members that extends to the current day.

In this authoritative new background of the coup and its aftermath, famous Iran student Ervand Abrahamian uncovers little-known files that problem traditional interpretations and likewise sheds new gentle on how the yank position within the coup prompted U.S.-Iranian relatives, either prior and current. Drawing from the hitherto closed information of British Petroleum, the international place of work, and the U.S. kingdom division, in addition to from Iranian memoirs and released interviews, Abrahamian’s riveting account of this key old occasion will swap America’s figuring out of an important turning aspect in smooth U.S.-Iranian relations.

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