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September 12, 2003

Iran
Albright: Inflexible U.S. Policy Could Spur Iran to Accelerate Nuclear Arms Program

David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security and a former weapons inspector at the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says Iran is s…

November 8, 2004

Iran
Behind the Scenes of a Tumultuous Relationship: The United States and Iran

New York, N.Y. SUZANNE MALONEY: Before we begin, I'd like to remind you that today's session will be considered on the record. I'd also like to ask you to please turn off your cell phones or sile…

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January 27, 2005

Iraq
IRAQ: Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani

This publication is now archived. Who is the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani?He is the most important Shiite cleric in Iraq, where the population is about 60 percent Shiite. The reclusive, Iranian-bor…

February 16, 2005

Iran
IRAN: Curtailing the Nuclear Program

This publication is now archived. What’s being done to curtail Iran’s nuclear program?The International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA) has broadened its inspections program in Iran after growing ev…

September 6, 2005

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
IRAN: The Nuclear Threat

This publication is now archived. What is the nuclear threat from Iran?Iranian officials claim they are pursuing nuclear technology for peaceful civilian purposes only, such as generating electricity…

November 15, 2005

Iran
Iran: Tehran’s Nuclear Recklessness and the U.S. Response

Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, thank you for allowing me the privilege to come before you to discuss the threat posed by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Today, as for much of the past quart…

February 6, 2006

Religion
Role of Religion in U.S. Foreign Policy Focus of New Council Initiative

February 6, 2006 —The Council has launched a Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative to connect with—and serve as a resource for—religious and congregational leaders and thinkers whose voices are incr…

May 5, 2006

Sanctions
What Sanctions Mean for Iran’s Economy

As UN Security Council members mull sanctions against Tehran, experts say such a move, even with climbing oil prices, could deal a devastating blow to Iran’s economy.

June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Understanding the Shia

RICHARD HAASS (president, Council on Foreign Relations):  Well, good morning.  We’re only seven minutes late.   This morning’s event is titled “The Emerging Shia Crescent: Implications for theMiddle…

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June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Understanding the Shia

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Reception9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Discussion

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