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Sanctions: Strategy, Implementation and Enforcement

Author: Ray Takeyh, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies
May 17, 2012


In his testimony before the U.S. House of Representatives, Ray Takeyh discusses the conflicting priorities of Iran's Supreme Leader. Khamenei needs America as an enemy and a robust nuclear infrastructure to legitimize his rule. Yet, these enmities only further erode his economy and potentially threaten his hold on power.

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