The Shah’s Long Road

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi and his wife (DoD photo by Ssgt James R. Pearson)

by Gregory Brew On January 16, 1979, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the shah of Iran, boarded a plane at Mehrabad Airport near Tehran. He would never return. Iran, where he had ruled as monarch and dictator for several decades, was in… Continue Reading  

Reza Pahlavi Is No Ahmed Chalabi

Reza Pahlavi (YouTube)

by Farhang Jahanpour After a long period of relative silence, Reza Pahlavi, the son of the deposed Iranian Shah who has lived in the United States for more than 40 years, recently made a rare public appearance, calling for a… Continue Reading  

Henry of Arabia

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by Greg Grandin The only person Henry Kissinger flattered more than President Richard Nixon was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran. In the early 1970s, the Shah, sitting atop an enormous reserve of increasingly expensive oil and a key… Continue Reading  

“The Father of Iran’s Nuclear Programme”

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by Peter Jenkins Last week the BBC’s “Today” programme carried an interview with Dr. Akbar Etemad, who was in charge of Iran’s fledgling nuclear program between 1974 and 1978 and who has lived outside Iran since the Revolution. Dr. Etemad… Continue Reading