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Interview with Irwin, John*

The Eisenhower administration’s policy towards Iran; geopolitical concerns of the Eisenhower administration; on the strategic foundation and working of CENTO; beginnings of Iran’s security arrangements with the U.S.; U.S. policy towards Iran during the Eisenhower administration; relations between the administration and the Shah; assessment of U.S. policy on Iran in the 1950s; on OPEC and Iran’s role in the rise in the price of oil; U.S. policy towards Iran during the Nixon administration.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4


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51pp. + biographical note + index

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