Iran

Video

Iran and the Bomb: Hold or Hit?

Speakers: Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi
Presider: Gideon Rose

Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi debate whether an outside power should strike Iran to stop its nuclear program, as part of CFR's Third Annual Back-to-School Event.

Learn more about CFR's resources for the classroom at Educators Home.

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Audio

Iran and the Bomb: Hold or Hit?

Speakers: Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi
Presider: Gideon Rose

Matthew H. Kroenig and Trita Parsi debate whether an outside power should strike Iran to stop its nuclear program, as part of CFR's Third Annual Back-to-School Event.

Learn more about CFR's resources for the classroom at Educators Home.

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Audio

A Conversation with Ali Akbar Salehi

Speaker: Ali Akbar Salehi
Presider: Lawrence Wright

Iranian minister of foreign affairs Ali Akbar Salehi discusses Iran's nuclear program, sanctions, and the country's relationship with the United States.

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Op-Ed

Providing a Legal Basis to Attack Iran

Authors: Jeffrey H. Smith and John B. Bellinger III
Washington Post

Jeffrey H. Smith and John B. Bellinger III say that because a nuclear-armed Iran is a real threat to the United States, the president does have reason to argue for his constitutional authority to use force against Iran, but legislative approval would give him stronger legal and political ground to do so.

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First Take

Iran's Marginal UN Moment

Author: Ray Takeyh

President Ahmadinejad's final UN General Assembly address lacked the bombast of previous speeches and added little to the debate over Iran's nuclear program, says CFR's Ray Takeyh.

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Article

All the Ayatollah's Men

Author: Ray Takeyh
The National Interest

Ray Takeyh argues that, even two decades after his death, the legacy of Aya­tollah Ruhollah Khomeini still permeates policymaking in Iran—and often in ways Western observers are unable to understand.

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