U.S. Perceptions of the Communist Threat in Iran during the Mossadegh Era

@article{Gasiorowski2019USPO,
  title={U.S. Perceptions of the Communist Threat in Iran during the Mossadegh Era},
  author={Mark J. Gasiorowski},
  journal={Journal of Cold War Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={21},
  pages={185-221}
}
  • M. Gasiorowski
  • Published 1 August 2019
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Cold War Studies
Most studies of the coup d’état in Iran in August 1953—a coup backed by U.S. and British intelligence agencies—attribute it at least partly to U.S. concerns about the threat of a Communist takeover in Iran. This article examines the evidence available to U.S. officials about the nature of the Communist threat in Iran prior to the coup, in the form of reports, analyses, and policy papers written on this subject at the time by U.S. officials. The documentation reveals that U.S. policymakers did… 

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