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Ahmadinejad, Rouhani and Iran now

Ahmadinejad, Rouhani and Iran now  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0007
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How did Ahmadinejad become president in 2005? Among the presidents Iran has had since the revolution, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the joker in the pack. He was not part of the charmed ... More
Ancient and Islamic Iran

Ancient and Islamic Iran  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0002
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What do we know about the Indo-European peoples and the origins of Iran? What we know begins with the fact that the Persian language (known to Iranians in their own tongue as ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0001
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For many years, Iran has been closed off from much of the rest of the outside world, but now the country is opening up. The conclusion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in ... More
The Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988), Rafsanjani, Khatami, Reconstruction, and Reform

The Iran-Iraq War (1980–1988), Rafsanjani, Khatami, Reconstruction, and Reform  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0006
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What or who was primarily responsible for the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war? Various causes have been presented to explain the origin of the Iran-Iraq war, including deep-seated ... More
The Pahlavis

The Pahlavis  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0004
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How did the British take control of Iranian oil in the first years of the twentieth century? Part of the story of western encroachment and the increasing weakness of the Qajar ... More
The Revolution of 1979

The Revolution of 1979  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0005
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Who was Ruhollah Khomeini and how did he come to wield such influence over Iranians? Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini was born in September 1902 in Khomein, a small town between Tehran and ... More
The Safavids and the Impact of the West (1500–1921)

The Safavids and the Impact of the West (1500–1921)  

Michael Axworthy

in Iran: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
26 January 2017
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190232955.003.0003
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When and why did Iran turn Shi‘a? At the beginning of the sixteenth century a new empire was established on the Iranian plateau—the empire of the Safavids. The Safavid dynasty ... More

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