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Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972 (2013)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S. (2013). Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972. Diplomatic History, 37(4), 841-860

In May 1972, Richard Nixon travelled to Tehran and signed a deal with the shah of Iran that allowed the Iranian monarch to purchase any U.S. weapons system he desired, in any quantity, short of nuclear weapons. This so-called 'blank cheque' was a hig... Read More about Richard Nixon’s Road to Tehran: The Making of the U.S.–Iran Arms Agreement of May 1972.

How the Shah entangled America (2013)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S. (2013). How the Shah entangled America. National Interest,

Mohammed Reza Shah’s rule of Iran spanned eight U.S. presidents. His desire for military supremacy over his neighbours and his distrust of the Soviets led him to seek a military relationship with the US following the end of the Second World War. As t... Read More about How the Shah entangled America.

Lyndon B. Johnson and arms credit sales to Iran 1964–1968 (2013)
Journal Article
McGlinchey, S. (2013). Lyndon B. Johnson and arms credit sales to Iran 1964–1968. Middle East Journal, 67(2), 229-247. https://doi.org/10.1353/mej.2013.0041

During the 1960s, Iran transitioned from a client state into an emerging partner of America. Crucial to the analysis of this transformation is understanding how Iran progressed from a low-priority military aid recipient in the 1950s to a military cre... Read More about Lyndon B. Johnson and arms credit sales to Iran 1964–1968.