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January 23, 2007

Israel
Sick: Alliance against Iran

Gary G. Sick says an “emerging strategy” is developing that brings the United States, Israel, and Sunni Arab states in an informal alliance against Iran.

August 20, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Forces of Fortune

Forces of Fortune reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the …

June 17, 2009

Iran
’Crisis of Legitimacy’ in Iran

Arang Keshavarzian, an expert on Iranian politics at New York University, says the decision by the Iranian leadership to peremptorily announce President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election victory has ali…

February 11, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
From Conciliation to Coercion

CFR Iran expert Ray Takeyh argues that a stronger U.S. stand in favor of political reform in Iran can work in tandem with efforts to limit Iran’s nuclear program.

February 18, 2010

Human Rights
Iran’s ’Excruciating’ Human Rights Record

Iran’s crackdown on opposition groups has put the spotlight on a grim human rights record that is costing the government its legitimacy among its people, who will continue to find ways to protest, sa…

December 21, 2009

Iran
Opposition Ferment and Fragmentation in Iran

CFR’s Ray Takeyh examines the unsettled nature of Iranian politics, pointing to a fractured opposition and a regime divided on how to proceed on talks over its nuclear program.

December 16, 2011

Middle East Matters This Week: Iraq Withdrawal While Russia Gets Tough

  Soldiers at Fort Bragg take pictures as President Obama speaks during his visit to North Carolina on December 14, 2011. The visit is seen as a symbolic end to the war in Iraq (Kevin Lamarque/Court…

Middle East Matters This Week: Iraq Withdrawal While Russia Gets Tough

June 14, 2012

Israel
Middle East Matters This Week: Egypt’s Parliamentary Annulment and Increased Tensions over Syria

Significant Middle East Developments Egypt. Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court today deemed unconstitutional both the law governing the country’s recent parliamentary elections and the “Political …

 A protester shouts in front of police outside the Supreme Constitutional Court, where a decision is expected on the validity of the law passed by the Islamist-led parliament that sought to bar Ahmed Shafik in Cairo June 14, 2012 (Suhaib Salem/Courtesy Reuters).

August 28, 2012

International Organizations
Guest Post: Iran’s Must-See Sites for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Below is a guest post by Felice Gaer and Christen Broecker. Gaer and Broecker are, respectively, director and associate director of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights. …

Iranian protesters flash victory signs during Friday prayers at a university in Tehran

October 26, 2012

Iran
Waiting on Iran Nuclear Talks

The drawn-out talks between Iran and the P5 +1 nations over Iran’s nuclear program are expected to resume after the U.S. presidential elections, says veteran arms control expert Daryl Kimball.