Why a New Great Game Is Being Played in Iran; the Oxymorons of Political Science
Byline: ANDREW ALEXANDER
Why a new Great Game is being played in Iran
AND now some friendly words about Iran, unpopular as that may be. We really must understand what drives the Iranian government - an elected one, by the way - in its hostile behaviour in the Gulf and Iraq itself.
Iran feels seriously threatened by the Americans. This is understandable.
The two nations have been at daggers drawn for more than 50 years, since the CIA and British Intelligence plotted to overthrow the popular government in Tehran which was out to nationalise the vast assets of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now BP).
The Shah, a useful and unpopular American puppet, was ousted in the religious revolution of 1979, followed by the outrage of …
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Publication information: Article title: Why a New Great Game Is Being Played in Iran; the Oxymorons of Political Science. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: May 11, 2007. Page number: 34. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group.
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