Richard Drayton looks at the variety of interests at stake in a possible conflict between the West and Iran. He will trace the place of Persia in imperial geostrategies from the end of the nineteenth century to the present, and examine how the public in Britain and the United States is being manipulated into support of another post-Iraq military campaign. Dr Richard Drayton is Senior Lecturer in Imperial and extra-European History since 1500 at the University of Cambridge.
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- Progressive politics in France in European context
- The social production of Natural disasters
- Social Europe and the work/life balance
- On to Iran?
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- Big Pharma: corporate wealth versus public health
- The Evo Morales election victory: what does it mean for South America?
- Water and Politics: The power and the fury
- India, the mysterious miracle: Is there an ‘Indian model’ of development?
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- Undermining global security: Arms brokers and military supply chains
- The Thames Gateway: A breakthrough or a catastrophe?
- Afghanistan: Towards a new Jihad?
- British ‘No’ and French ‘Non’: Europe’s greatest threat?