On to Iran?

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.