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Bryan R. Gibson

Bryan R. Gibson

Bryan R. Gibson is a PhD candidate in International History at the London School of Economics and author of Covert Relationship: American Foreign Policy, Intelligence and the Iran–Iraq War.

No More Mr. Nice Guy

The strain between Canada and Iran was highlighted again this week, when—in contrast to the majority of other Western states—Canada’s …

Going Red?

In April 1972, Soviet Prime Minister Alexei Kosygin traveled to Iraq to finalize a deal with the Ba’athist regime of …

A Special Relationship?

Perhaps one of the greatest misperceptions about Anglo-American relations with respect to the Gulf region during the Cold War is …

Learning from the Past

Throughout the second half of 1999, a remarkable exchange took place between the US and Iranian governments that formed an …

Back Channel

A confusing turn of events took place over the weekend with regard to US–Iranian relations. On Saturday, the New York …

Turning a Blind Eye

Iraq’s use of chemical weapons during its brutal eight-year-long war with Iran is one of the controversial aspects of the …

Questioning Complicity

On 8 February 1963, the Ba’ath Party of Iraq successfully overthrew the government of Abdel Karim Qassem after months of …