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Testimony

Sanctions: Strategy, Implementation and Enforcement

Author: Ray Takeyh

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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Article

Steven Cook and Anya Schmemann on the U.S.-Turkey Relations Task Force Report

Authors: Steven A. Cook and Anya Schmemann
Council on Foreign Relations

Steven Cook and Anya Schmemann say that Turkey is a rising regional and global power that's more democratic, prosperous, and politically influential than it was a decade ago. However, it's not well understood in the United States, and the U.S.-Turkey Relations Task Force Report seeks to provide a better understanding and fuller picture of this significant country as it continues its consequential transformation.

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