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January 26, 2021

News Release
New Book Shows Why the Shah’s Iran Collapsed From Within—and Why the Islamists Today May Have a Similar Fate

Offering a new view of one of America’s most important, strained, and misunderstood relationships of the postwar era, The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty tells the histo…

January 8, 2020

Iran
The Iran Crisis: Resources From the Council on Foreign Relations and Foreign Affairs

Resources from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer background and analysis on the consequences of the U.S. targeted killing of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani for U…

May 8, 2018

Iran
United States to Leave the Iran Deal

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources and analysis on the significance of the U.S. exit from the Iran nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of …

U.S. President Donald Trump announces his decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear agreement.

December 17, 2018

United States
U.S. Confrontations With Iran and China Among Top Potential Conflicts in 2019, According to CFR Survey

December 17, 2018—The possibility of conflict between the United States and Iran as well as between the United States and China constitute two of the greatest threats to peace in 2019 and warrant hei…

PPS 2019

September 29, 2006

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Hidden Iran: U.S. Cannot Isolate Iran, Says Ray Takeyh in New Book

“Getting Iran wrong is the single thread that has linked American administrations of all political persuasions,” writes Council Senior Fellow Ray Takeyh in his book, Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in…

December 11, 2017

Conflict Prevention
CFR Survey Ranks North Korea and Iran Among Most Likely and Consequential U.S. Conflicts in 2018

The Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) tenth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified eight top conflict prevention priorities for the United States in the year ahead, highlighting armed confr…

September 27, 2011

Iran
CFR’s Interactive Crisis Guide Surveys Iran’s Regime and Nuclear Program

The latest multimedia feature in CFR’s Emmy award-winning series uses expert interviews, interactive timelines, graphs, and images to trace Iran’s history, examine its oil-driven economy, and survey …

June 6, 2012

Iran
CFR Ebook Clarifies Options to Deal with Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Seven CFR scholars come together to map the objectives, tools, and strategies for dealing with one of the most vexing problems facing the United States and the world today.

June 8, 2009

Iran
U.S. Ability to Manage Ties with Iran Critical, Concludes New CFR Book

“The challenge of Iran has never been greater, and the ability of the United States to manage the surging power of the Islamist state will go a long way toward stabilizing the Middle East,” says fo…

November 22, 2010

Israel
In New Book, Authors Simon and Allin Advocate Containing Iran to Forestall Israeli Attack

As the international community’s concern over Iran’s nuclear program grows, and UN Security Council sanctions against Iran prove to be ineffective, an apprehensive Israel gets closer to launching an …