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Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World

British Diplomacy and the Iranian Revolution, 1978-1981

Authors: Ali, Luman

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  • Makes substantial use of recently declassified archival material to show how British diplomats in Tehran and London reacted to the creation of the Islamic Republic in Iran
  • Examines the views of key diplomatic personnel at the FCO and British ministers
  • Explores a range of factors which shaped British policy in Iran, including historical experience, geography, economics, world politics and domestic concerns
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This book investigates how British diplomats in Tehran and London reacted to the overthrow of the Shah and the creation of an Islamic Republic in Iran, which had previously been a major political and commercial partner for London in the Middle East. Making substantial use of recently declassified archival material, the book explores the role of a significant diplomatic institution – the resident embassy – and the impact of revolutions on diplomatic relations. It evaluates the performance of those charged with British diplomacy during the Iranian Revolution, as Britain’s position fell from favour under the post-revolutionary regime. Examining the views of key diplomatic personnel at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and British ministers, this study seeks to explain how British policy towards Iran was shaped and the means of diplomacy employed. In charting the evolution of Britain’s diplomatic relationship with Iran during this period, a number of factors are considered, including historical experience, geography, economics, world politics and domestic concerns. It also highlights the impact of events within the Iranian domestic political scene which were beyond London’s control but which shaped British policy significantly.

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Luman Ali completed his PhD in History at the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2016. 

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
British Diplomacy and the Iranian Revolution, 1978-1981
Authors
Series Title
Security, Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94406-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94406-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94405-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-06846-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 307
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