Middle East scholar, Ray Takeyh, offers new interpretations of key events in Iran’s history, placing Iranians centre stage and providing alternative ways of understanding the country’s long and challenging relationship with the United States.
What caused the 1953 coup d’état against Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq?
Was the 1979 revolution a popular overthrow of a US puppet or the aftermath of decades of corrosion of Iran’s political establishment?
Have Western scholars overstated foreign decision-making as the main driver of Iran’s political history?
And how might this change our understanding of modern Iran-US relations?
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