The emergence of a state from dependence to regional power : the case of Iran, 1953-1979
This thesis examines the rule of Mohammed RezaShah Pahlavi of Iran (1953-1979) in the context of his regime's 'dependence' on the United States in the 1950s for its survival, and his attempts, in the 1970s, to transform Iran into a major pro-Western regional power with aspirations to eventual world power status. In this, it critically reviews both the domestic and foreign policy objectives and behaviour of the Shah. It basically argues that despite all his achievements, the Shah's...[Show more]
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