Iran

Author Commentary on Losing Hearts and Minds: American-Iranian Relations and International Education during the Cold War

While most subfields of history have evolved considerably in the twenty-first century, the study of “diplomatic history” has been particularly transformed by methodological diversification. This new reality is conveyed in my recent book on American-Iranian relations during the reign of the last shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (r. 1941-79). In Losing Hearts and Minds, I analyze the educational ties between Iranian students and Americans between the Second World War and the Iranian Revolution.

The Oman Scare: The Untold Story of Oman’s 'Almost Military Strike' on Iran

Oman’s ruler, Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, is one of the only Arab monarchs with close ties to Iran’s Islamic Republic. His international image is that of a measured statesman who stays out of regional conflicts – a trusted mediator who made possible the impossible in 2013 by hosting secret U.S.-Iran talks that led to the landmark nuclear agreement.

Atomizing Iran: Eisenhower and the Bomb

“The gravity of the time is such that every new avenue of peace, no matter how dimly discernible, should be explored.”

—Dwight D. Eisenhower, Address to the UN General Assembly, December 8, 1953

 

'America Alone' on the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Does President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal mean "America first" or "America alone"? What will be the immediate and long range implications?  Robert Litwak, Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies at the Wilson Center, provides analysis in this edition of TRENDING.

Wilson Center Experts Offer Critical Insight on Iran Nuclear Deal

Following President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, Wilson Center experts with  deep knowledge of nuclear negotiations, Iran and regional dynamics, and U.S. foreign policy are available for interviews and briefings.

Contact Ryan McKenna, Media Relations Manager, at (202) 691-4217 or ryan.mckenna@wilsoncenter.org.

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