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January 27, 2004

Iran
Iran Expert Sees Need for United States and Iran to Open Dialogue Because ’We Are Now Neighbors’

Gary Sick, former director of Columbia University’s Middle East Institute, forecasts a convergence of views between the United States and Iran because they “are now neighbors” and must broaden their …

August 31, 2005

Elections and Voting
Cook: U.S. and Internal Pressures Producing First Multi-Candidate Presidential Election in Egypt

Steven A. Cook, who was director of the Council’s recent independent Task Force report, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How?, says Egypt’s September 7 presidential election marks the first time…

November 17, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Albright: ‘Rather Pessimistic’ Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Program Can Be Stopped by Security Council

David Albright, a well-known expert on Iran’s nuclear program, who a few months ago was somewhat optimistic that a diplomatic solution could be found to halt Iran’s nuclear program, has become increa…

December 31, 2003

Pakistan
Council Expert Ispahani: U.S.-Pakistan ’Marriage’ Needs Serious Counseling

Mahnaz Ispahani, the Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow for South and West Asia and co-executive director of the Council-Asia Society Independent Task Force on New Priorities in South Asia, …

February 14, 2005

Iraq
Ex-Iraq Adviser Blackwill: Impact of Iraq’s ’Extraordinary’ Elections Likely to Spread to Iran

Robert D. Blackwill, a presidential adviser to President George W. Bush on Iraq, says he was not surprised by the "extraordinary outcome" of the Iraqi elections. Predicting that democracy will eventu…

December 13, 2005

Elections and Voting
Brown: Makeup of New Iraqi Government Crucial to Iraqi Future

Nathan Brown, an expert on Arab constitutions, who has devoted particular attention to the Iraqi political scene, says that the makeup of the new Iraqi government after Thursday’s parliamentary elect…

January 31, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Takeyh: Security Council Unlikely to Take Strong Action Against Iran

Ray Takeyh, the CFR’s top Iranian expert, says the latest spurt of diplomacy will lead to a discussion in the UN Security Council and more diplomacy, but he doubts that the Security Council will take…

May 29, 2007

Iran
Sadjadpour: Revolutionary Guards Have Financial Interest in Keeping Iran Isolated

Karim Sadjadpour, an Iranian-American who served for several years in Iran for the International Crisis Group, says he believes elements within the Revolutionary Guards have an economic motivation in…

April 28, 2006

Iran
Levi: More Pessimistic About Negotiated Settlement With Iran on Nuclear Issues

CFR Fellow Michael Levi, back from a visit to Iran, talks to Bernard Gwertzman about Iran’s nuclear program and the prospects for a negotiated solution.

May 31, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Parsi: Iran Unlikely to Halt Nuclear Enrichment Unless the United States Agrees to Direct Talks

Trita Parsi, president of the National Iranian American Council and a specialist on Iranian foreign affairs at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, says there is little …