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September 26, 2013

Iran
Hassan Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, discusses Iranian foreign policy.

October 9, 2013

Iran
The Rouhani Presidency: A kinder, gentler Islamic Republic?

In his testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, CFR Senior Fellow Ray Takeyh discusses the perception of Iranian president Hassan Rouhani as a reformer or pragmatist, the role of the …

August 11, 2010

Lebanon
Profile: Hassan Nasrallah

A profile of Hassan Nasrallah, the secretary-general of Hezbollah.

August 6, 2018

Iran
Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images The Return of U.S. Sanctions on Iran: What to Know

The United States has reactivated sanctions against Iran that could trigger the collapse of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.

July 30, 2018

Iran
Fuel tanker Bahia Damas is docked to unload its shipment of fuel at the Red Sea port of Hodeida, Yemen December 24, 2017. Free Flow of Oil, Strait of Hormuz, and Policing International Sea Lanes

The premium appears to be creeping back into international oil prices as markets wait to see who will be policing the sea lanes in the aftermath of a Saudi announcement that it would temporarily halt…

June 29, 2018

Turkey
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Nationalist Movement Party leader Devlet Bahceli in Ankara, Turkey, on June 27, 2018. What Erdogan's Victory Means for Turkey, the Kurds, and Syria

Henri J. Barkey discusses what Erdogan's victory means for Turkish foreign policy in Syria and, domestically, what it means for Turkey’s Kurds.

July 18, 2014

Iran
WR07182014_CROPPEDjpg Weekend Reading: Assad’s Inaugural Address, A Review of Rouhani, and Egypt’s Reconciliation Problems

Full text of Bashar al-Assad’s inauguration speech at his swearing-in ceremony last Wednesday, translated by the Center for Research on Globalization. Said A. Arjomand reflects on President of Iran …

May 31, 2018

Iran
Opponents of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hold a protest outside the Iranian embassy in Rome, Italy, on January 2, 2018. Iran’s Restive Middle-Class Poor

The latest recurrence of domestic protests in Iran stems from the country’s role in regional wars, combined with corruption and economic mismanagement. This discontent is likely to continue to pose a…

May 16, 2018

Israel
Gaza and Hamas

This is a painful week to be a leader of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas--and a much worse week to be living under its rule. Israel left Gaza in 2005, and in 2007 Hamas seized control by ove…

May 8, 2018

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Kerry-Zarif-RTX22N89.jpg The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran deal jeopardizes the unprecedented visibility international inspectors now have into Iran’s nuclear program.