Iran

Here you can download the chapter on Iran from Wilf’s book Nowhere to Lay Our Head. There may have been minor edits and updates since its original publication.

ENCIRCLING IRAN (PDF file – 20 pages, 231 KB)

Contents:
ANCIENT IMPERIAL RIVALRIES
OIL PAWN ON THE IMPERIAL CHESSBOARD
RUSSIA, BRITAIN AND SPHERES OF INFLUENCE
THE BRITISH AND BAKU’S REVOLUTIONARY OIL
PROTESTS, PARLIAMENTS AND PARTITION
WARS FOR OIL IN IRAN
THE ‘MUSLIM PEASANT’ IN REVOLUTION: 1917-21
IRANIAN OIL EXPANSION: 1921-1950
THE TUDEH AND THE OIL COLD WAR
MOSSADEQ AND THE NATIONAL FRONT
NATIONALISATION AND BOYCOTT
THE CIA AND ‘REFORM’
THE US MILITARY AND THE SHAH’S STATE INDUSTRIALISATION
IRAN’S REVOLUTION: WE ASKED FOR RAIN AND GOT A FLOOD
REFORMING THE IRANIAN STATE?
AHMADINEJAD – THE POPULAR VOTE
GOING NUCLEAR?