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April 15, 2024

Iran’s Regional Armed Network

Iran’s web of armed partners such as Hezbollah and the Houthis serves to strengthen its influence in the Middle East and could pose a significant threat to the United States and U.S. allies in the re…

Militants in Beirut, Lebanon, stand at attention during the funeral of a Hezbollah member killed during border clashes with Israel

April 17, 2024

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

Conceived as the principal defenders of the 1979 revolution, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has evolved into an institution with vast political, economic, and military power.

Members of the Revolutionary Guards attend a parliamentary session in Tehran.

April 16, 2024

Virtual Media Briefing: Iran's Attack on Israel and the Threat of Escalation

CFR experts discuss Iran’s attack on Israel and the escalation of the conflict. FROMAN: Well, thanks very much. Thanks, everybody, for joining. And thank you to our six senior fellows here who’ve …

Play A view of Ashkelon, Israel as an anti-missile system operates after Iran launches drones and missiles towards Israel.

April 19, 2024

The President’s Inbox Recap: Iran’s Attack on Israel

The unprecedented Iranian attack on Israel raises concerns of a wider Middle East conflict.

Two men as viewed standing in front of an Iron Dome anti-missile battery.

April 16, 2024

Iran’s Attack on Israel, With Steven Cook and Ray Takeyh

Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at CFR, and Ray Takeyh, the Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies at CFR, sit down with James M. L…

Podcast An Israeli missile defense system in Ashkelon, Israel, fires at incoming Iranian missiles and drones on April 14, 2024.

April 14, 2024

Iran Attacks on Israel Spur Escalation Concerns

The Iranian regime’s first direct attack on Israeli territory could trigger further exchanges between the two sides and raises the most serious risk of regionwide conflict since the Israel-Hamas war …

April 14, 2024

Iran Attack Means an Even Tougher Balancing Act for the U.S. in the Middle East

The unprecedented Iranian attack on Israel presents U.S. officials with mounting challenges in trying to contain the conflict and maintain a deterrence against Iran and its allies.

April 18, 2024

Aftermath of Iran’s Attack on Israel, EU Talks Ukraine, India’s Massive Election, and More

Concerns grow over the widening Middle East conflict after Iran launches three hundred ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and drones at Israel; European Union (EU) leaders discuss how to bolster ai…

Podcast India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during an election campaign rally in Meerut, India, on March 31, 2024.

February 16, 2024

Open to Debate Collaboration: Unresolved—The Iran Threat

In a collaboration between CFR and Open to Debate, panelists debate the threat of Iran to global security. Did Biden’s diplomacy fail? Can Israel live with a nuclear Iran? Does Iran pose a challenge …

Play Michael Doran, Barbara Slavin, and Ray Takeyh (left to right) on the CFR stage debating.

March 1, 2024

Iran’s Support of the Houthis: What to Know

Iranian support has boosted the military prowess of Yemen’s Houthis, helping them project force into the Red Sea. In return, the group has extended the reach of Iran’s anti-West axis of resistance.