Islamism, the Iranian Revolution and the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan

  title={Islamism, the Iranian Revolution and the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan},
  author={Amin Saikal},
  • A. Saikal
  • Published 1 March 2010
  • Political Science
The Cold War profoundly affected the fate of many states; Iran and Afghanistan were two which particularly felt its effects. Their domestic and foreign-policy settings were influenced by the onset of the Cold War in ways that produced contrasting outcomes for the two countries, helping eventually to open space for the rise of radical Islamism in their politics, with impacts well beyond their boundaries. The Iranian revolution of 1978/79 resulted in the overthrow of the US-backed regime of… 
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