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Flirting with neutrality: the Shah, Khrushchev, and the failed 1959 Soviet–Iranian negotiations

Alvandi, Roham (2014) Flirting with neutrality: the Shah, Khrushchev, and the failed 1959 Soviet–Iranian negotiations. Iranian Studies, 47 (3). pp. 419-440. ISSN 0021-0862

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Abstract

Despite the Eisenhower administration's strong support for the Pahlavi monarchy, tensions simmered under the surface of Mohammad Reza Shah's relationship with the United States throughout the 1950s. Following the Qarani coup attempt and the overthrow of the Iraqi monarchy in 1958, the shah sought to diminish the Soviet threat to his regime and reduce his dependence on the United States by exploring Moscow's offer of a non-aggression treaty. Drawing on American, British, and Iranian sources, this article provides the first detailed history of these secret Soviet–Iranian negotiations that ended in disastrous failure for the shah in February 1959.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cist20
Additional Information: © 2014 International Society for Iranian Studies. Published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Library of Congress subject classification: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D839 Post-war History, 1945 on
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International History
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2014 10:51
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/55973/

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