United States Middle East Policy

March 25, 2015

Testimony
Testimony by CFR fellows and experts before Congress.

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Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament

In his testimony before the Senate Committee on Armed Services, Ray Takeyh argues that the United States must find a way to impose limits on Iran's nuclear ambitions through negotiations, while restraining its regional ambitions through pressure and reclaiming the confidence of U.S. allies in the region. So long as America exempts itself from conflicts in Syria and Iraq, its other pledges ring hollow to a skeptical Arab audience.

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