When: Tuesday 14th March, 5pm
Where: 65/1163, Avenue Campus
Who: Dr Bryan Gibson, John Hopkins University
Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds, and the Cold War
This talk is co-sponsored by the Centre for Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies (CIPCS) and The Centre for Transnational Studies (TNS)
From 1972 to 1975, the White House ran a covert operation to support Kurdish rebels fighting for autonomy from Baghdad. Unfortunately, the CIA operation came to an abrupt halt in March 1975, leading to accusations the US sold the Kurds out. In his talk, Dr. Bryan R. Gibson will discuss his new book, “Sold Out? US Foreign Policy, Iraq, the Kurds, and the Cold War,” which examines the circumstances surrounding this controversial program and make a case for his conclusion that the decision to end the covert assistance program was presented to the White House as a fait accompli by the Shah of Iran.
Posted By : Erin Forward