Iran

Blue Oyster Cult in Tehran: The Roots and Manifestations of Anti-Americanism in Iran, 1963-1978

Blue Oyster Cult in Tehran: The Roots and Manifestations of Anti-Americanism in Iran, 1963-1978

The Iranian Revolution of 1979 defies reductive categorization. Third Worldist, Islamic Marxist and radical Shi’i ideologies converged and proliferated throughout Iranian society during the movement to end the autocracy of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. These factions developed and disseminated radical political ideas reflecting socio-economic and cultural grievances that emphasized themes of anti-Americanism in visual media.

Paved with Differing Intentions: The Origins of Iranian Mistrust of the United States, 1980-1988

Paved with Differing Intentions: The Origins of Iranian Mistrust of the United States, 1980-1988

In March 2014, surveillance pictures were taken in the Islamic Republic of Iran showing a non-working replica of a US Navy aircraft carrier being built by Iranians, which prompted statements of suspicion from American officials.