Andrew Scott Cooper

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Andrew Scott Cooper holds advanced degrees from Columbia University, University of Aberdeen, and Victoria University. Dr. Cooper has worked at the United Nations and Human Rights Watch and is a columnist for PBS/Frontline's Tehran Bureau.

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The Quest for Oil

Andrew Scott Cooper draws on newly declassified documents and interviews with some key figures of the 1970s to show how Nixon, Ford, Kissinger, the CIA, and the State and Treasury departments—as well as the Shah and the Saudi royal family— maneuve...

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Follow your interests.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. If it's gluten-free I'll eat it!

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Bill Sikes.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. In Europe, preferably in the Mediterranean.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Foreign correspondent in 1930s Europe.

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