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October 11, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
Leverett: A ’Formula’ for Lifting America’s Standing in the Middle East

Flynt Leverett, a former CIA and State Department Middle East specialist, says the United States cannot improve its image in the Middle East until it leaves Iraq and lifts diplomatic boycotts of stat…

March 31, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Leverett: Bush Administration ‘Not Serious’ About Dealing With Iran

Flynt L. Leverett, a former top U.S. national security official, says the Bush administration doesn’t have a strategy for dealing with the Iranian nuclear issue. Leverett tells cfr.org that a main pr…

February 4, 2009

United States
U.S. Should Seek Comprehensive Accord with Iran

Hillary Mann Leverett,who helped negotiated a cooperation deal with Iran over Afghanistan from 2001 to 2003, says she now believes Washington must seek a far wider accord with Tehran to prevent serio…

March 9, 2007

Iran
Timeline: U.S.-Iran Contacts

Since cutting ties in 1979, U.S.-Iran dialogue has been sparse and largely fruitless.

March 30, 2009

Afghanistan
Iran and the Future of Afghanistan

U.S. and Western military officials are calling on Iran to help stabilize Afghanistan, but historic tensions and allegations of arming militants raise doubts about Tehran’s intent.

September 15, 2006

Syria
Syria: U.S. Policy Options

The United States has long tried to compel Syria to adjust its behavior, but rarely with any result. This backgrounder examines the current U.S. policy options toward Syria.

June 6, 2005

CFR News
Foreign Affairs Releases June Bestseller List

Foreign Affairs magazine has released its latest rankings of the top-selling books on American foreign policy and international affairs compiled in cooperation with Barnes & Noble. For the second mon…

February 10, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Israel’s Nuclear Program and Middle East Peace

As diplomatic pressure intensifies on Iran over its nuclear program, new attention is being focused on Israel’s nuclear capabilities and the challenges its nuclear program poses for peace in the Midd…

April 7, 2006

Iran
Iran’s Multifaceted Foreign Policy

Contrary to conventional wisdom, Iranian foreign policy is not the province of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, but rather of a complex set of groups mostly run by clerics. This results in a foreign po…

October 29, 2008

Defense and Security
Cross-Border Attack on Syria Raises Iranian Eyebrows

Kaveh L. Afrasiabi, a former advisor to Iran’s nuclear negotiating team, says the U.S. cross-border incursion from Iraq into Syria has Tehran worried about the implications for its own territory.