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.

Photograph by Alex Efimoff Photography

Books by this Author

The Oil Kings


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— maneuvered

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Follow your interests.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. Rebels and romantic failures.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. The lack of gluten-free food options.

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. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. A popular historian.