It’s time to prepare for Iran’s political collapse

Iran Editorial

In recent congressional testimony, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sensibly stressed that the United States should “work towards support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government.” The commentariat was aghast, and the Islamic republic registered a formal protest note. Both parties seemed surprised that the United…

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Oblivious to History, Trump’s Turning Up the Heat on Iran, But There Are Lessons in the 1953 CIA Coup

In 1979, just as the Shah of Iran was overthrown and the the reign of the ayatollahs began, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative named Kermit Roosevelt, the grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt, published his first-hand account of the covert operation he had led more than a quarter century earlier to overthrow an elected government…

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Amid Syrian chaos, Iran’s game plan emerges: a path to the Mediterranean

Militias controlled by Tehran are poised to complete a land corridor that would give Iran huge power in the region Not far from Mosul, a large military force is finalising plans for an advance that has been more than three decades in the making. The troops are Shia militiamen who have fought against the Islamic…

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The Life and Times of Princess Fawzia

Princess Fawzia

ED. NOTE: I don’t always write about perfume. In fact, once upon a time, I wrote mainly about history under the name “Pandora’s Box.” A few are already posted and hidden in the archives, but I’m in the process of transferring over a few more articles — namely, a two-part series about Princess Fawzia of…

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FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES, 1969–1976, VOLUME E–4, DOCUMENTS ON IRAN AND IRAQ, 1969–1972

Washington, May 1972 A Modern Housing Development, Still Limited to a Few Urban Areas [Page 3] DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Intelligence Report Centers of Power in Iran May 1972 No. 2035/72 [Photo: A Mountain Village, Typical of Most of Iran] [Photo: A Modern Housing Development, Still Limited to a Few Urban Areas] CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Directorate…

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