Tag: Iran

Why Do You Need to Know About Mohammad Mosaddegh?

Why Do You Need to Know About Mohammad Mosaddegh?

In 1941, the British deposed their lackey Reza Shah for cozying up with the Germans and placed his callow, decadent, opulent and worthless son on the throne. This led to a pro-democracy movement and the rise of Mohammad Mosaddegh, Iran’s first-ever democratically elected leader.

Are the Pahlavists Following Moscow’s Lead in Washington?

Are the Pahlavists Following Moscow’s Lead in Washington?

The rise of the Islamic Republic followed the fall of the monarchy of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Support for the revival of the Shah is growing in Iran and they’ve found an ally in Moscow. Washington financed the Shah the first time, and now the Pahlavists want a repeat of history. Instead, the West...

The Dirty Secrets About How Reza Shah Destroyed Iran

The Dirty Secrets About How Reza Shah Destroyed Iran

Outside Iran, many Iranians believe Reza Shah was great. During his and his son’s regime, all Iranians were told he was great. The reality is that Reza Shah was an egomaniac lackey of the British who oppressed his people, stole from the exchequer and betrayed his country.

Is the US-Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Hassle?

Is the US-Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Hassle?

A renewed US-Iran nuclear deal is on the cards. Yet the changing regional dynamics, perpetually diverging positions as well as resistance from domestic critics and foreign allies have made the last mile treacherous, raising questions whether such a deal is possible.

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