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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Multilingual.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Researching and writing history in a warm climate.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Mikhail Gorbachev.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Bill Sikes.