Anglo Iranian Relations During World War I

Author: William J. Olson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135169543
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A study of Anglo-Iranian relations during World War I. This book analyzes such diplomacy as an example of great power politics in regional affairs, examining Britain's concern to maintain stability in Iran and exclude foreign interests from the Persian Gulf and the approaches to India.

Persian Gulf Command

Author: Ashley Jackson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300235364
Format: PDF
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A new history of the long-overlooked WWII theater in Iran and Iraq, its unrecognized significance, and its impact on local society and politics This dynamic history is the first to construct a total picture of the experience and impact of World War II in Iran and Iraq. Contending that these two countries were more important to the Allied forces’ war operations than has ever been acknowledged, historian Ashley Jackson investigates the grand strategy of the Allies and their operations in the region and the continuing legacy of Western intervention in the Middle East. Iran and Iraq served as the first WWII theater in which the U.S., the U.K., and the U.S.S.R. fought alongside each other. Jackson charts the intense Allied military activity in Iran and Iraq and reveals how deeply the war impacted common people’s lives. He also provides revelations about the true nature of Anglo-American relations in the region, the beginnings of the Cold War, and the continuing corrosive legacy of Western influence in these lands.

Contested Space

Author: Simon Davis
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff
ISBN: 9789004171305
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Contested Space fills a gap on the Persian Gulf in accounts of global Anglo-American rivalries during the Second World War. It goes beyond existing country, oil and cold war strategic studies to trace a broad ideological as well as material contest between two variants of overseas capitalism: neo-corporatist British 'guided development' and American 'new deal internationalism'. Frictions over how, respectively, to order or liberate the region and its peoples continued into the cold war era, with the 'special relationship' contingent on one power's sublimation to the other. With the USSR an intermittent factor, intra-Western frictions were more influential in postwar Persian Gulf politics, when expanding American interaction with new indigenous client-allies accelerated the unravelling of British imperialism. Book jacket.

Sunrise at Abadan

Author: Richard Anthony Stewart
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
ISBN:
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Sunrise at Abadan portrays the dramatic events leading to the United States' deep involvement in Iran and sets the historic stage for the current crisis in the Persian Gulf region. It traces the ebb and flow of Anglo-Russian rivalry over Persia from the reign of Peter the Great to World War II. Stewart describes the rise to power of the late Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and the events leading to the U.S. and Soviet confrontation over Iran in 1946. Carefully documented, his book raises important legal and moral questions about Allied actions while depicting the fate of a small but proud nation caught in a highstakes game of geopoliical intrigue, doublecross, and shifting alliances.

Anglo Iranian Relations since 1800

Author: Vanessa Martin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134191979
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With contributions from renowned experts in the field, this book provides an excellent background to the history of Anglo-Iranian relations. Focusing on the political and economic relationship of Britain and issues of strategic sensitivity, the book also illuminates British relations with society and the state and describes the interaction between various representatives and agents of both countries. Anglo-Iranian relations have had a long and complex history, characterized on the one hand by mistrust and intrusion and on the other by mutual exchange and understanding. This book explores the intriguing history of this interactive relationship since 1800, looking at it from a variety of perspectives. Drawing on previously unavailable documents in English and Persian, the book argues that Iran in the nineteenth century had a national state, which strongly defended the national interests.

The Coup

Author: Ervand Abrahamian
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595588620
Format: PDF
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In August 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency orchestrated the swift overthrow of Iran’s democratically elected leader and installed Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in his place. Over the next twenty-six years, the United States backed the unpopular, authoritarian shah and his secret police; in exchange, it reaped a share of Iran’s oil wealth and became a key player in this volatile region. The blowback was almost inevitable, as this new and revealing history of the coup and its consequences shows. When the 1979 Iranian Revolution deposed the shah and replaced his puppet government with a radical Islamic republic under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the shift reverberated throughout the Middle East and the world, casting a long, dark shadow over U.S.-Iran relations that extends to the present day. In this authoritative new history of the coup and its aftermath, noted Iran scholar Ervand Abrahamian uncovers little-known documents that challenge conventional interpretations and also sheds new light on how the American role in the coup influenced U.S.-Iranian relations, both past and present. Drawing from the hitherto closed archives of British Petroleum, the Foreign Office, and the U.S. State Department, as well as from Iranian memoirs and published interviews, Abrahamian’s riveting account of this key historical event will change America’s understanding of a crucial turning point in modern U.S.-Iranian relations.

All the Shah s Men

Author: Stephen Kinzer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047018549X
Format: PDF
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A new edition of the best-selling study of the Iran-U.S. conflict traces the events leading to the 1953 coup in Iran, noting the reasons behind the U.S.'s covert operations under the joint authority of Eisenhower and Churchill, the orchestrations of prime minister Mossadegh and CIA officer Kermit Roosevelt, the coup's ongoing consequences, and future conflict. Original.

British Imperialism in Qajar Iran

Author: H. Lyman Stebbins
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786720981
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Spurred by a Russian threat to India and the weakness of the Qajar dynasty (1796-1925), Britain established an extensive consular network to further its interests in southern Iran in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1888, there were just four British consulates in the country; by 1921 there were twenty-three. H. Lyman Stebbins investigates the development and consequences of British imperialism in Iran in a time of international rivalry, revolution and world war. While previous narratives of Anglo-Iranian relations have focused on the highest diplomatic circles in Tehran, London, Calcutta and St. Petersburg, this book argues that British consuls and political agents made the vast southern borderlands of Iran the real centre of British power and influence during this period. Based on British consular archives from Bushehr, Shiraz, Sistan and Muhammarah, this book reveals that Britain, India and Iran were linked together by discourses of colonial knowledge and patterns of political, military and economic control. It also contextualizes the emergence of Iranian nationalism as well as the failure and collapse of the Qajar state during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the First World War.

British Imperialism in Qajar Iran

Author: H. Lyman Stebbins
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 1786720981
Format: PDF, Docs
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Spurred by a Russian threat to India and the weakness of the Qajar dynasty (1796-1925), Britain established an extensive consular network to further its interests in southern Iran in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1888, there were just four British consulates in the country; by 1921 there were twenty-three. H. Lyman Stebbins investigates the development and consequences of British imperialism in Iran in a time of international rivalry, revolution and world war. While previous narratives of Anglo-Iranian relations have focused on the highest diplomatic circles in Tehran, London, Calcutta and St. Petersburg, this book argues that British consuls and political agents made the vast southern borderlands of Iran the real centre of British power and influence during this period. Based on British consular archives from Bushehr, Shiraz, Sistan and Muhammarah, this book reveals that Britain, India and Iran were linked together by discourses of colonial knowledge and patterns of political, military and economic control. It also contextualizes the emergence of Iranian nationalism as well as the failure and collapse of the Qajar state during the Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the First World War.

Russia and Britain in Persia

Author: Firuz Kazemzadeh
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857721739
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Professor Kazemzadeh’s book is to be welcomed as a major contribution to the field ... a formidable and monumental work that far surpasses any other book on modern Iranian international relations ... . The author has done an outstanding job of research in Russian, Britain and Persian sources ... and has presented a far fuller view of his subject than has hitherto been available. ... Both students and scholars should put it on their must reading lists’ Nikki I. Keddie, Iranian Studies_x000D_ _x000D_ ‘A first class piece of scholarship’ A.P. Thornton, American Historical Review_x000D_ _x000D_ ‘A valuable study of Anglo-Russian relations in Persia’ Ann K.S. Lambton_x000D_ _x000D_ At the height of her imperial power Britain clashed with Russia at many points from Turkey to China. But it was only in Persia and Central Asia that these two expansionist empires met face to face. The fear of a Russian drive against India had initially impelled the British to oppose the extension of Russian influence. Russia’s subsequent advance into Central Asia and her spectacular conquests in the second half of the nineteenth century both startled Europe and narrowed the gap separating the Russians and the British. This classic work by distinguished historian Firuz Kazemzadeh provides an outstanding history of Anglo-Russian relations in Persia in the half century preceding the First World War. It affords both a comprehensive overview of British and Russian policy in Iran and detailed coverage of the most important events. The new introduction includes reflections upon of events after the First World War. Long unavailable this new edition will be welcomed by scholars and students alike and provides a fascinating backdrop to the motivations behind Iran’s diplomatic posture today._x000D_