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October 1, 2012

Iran
A Conversation with Ali Akbar Salehi

Iranian minister of foreign affairs Ali Akbar Salehi discusses Iran's nuclear program, sanctions, and the country's relationship with the United States.

September 27, 2011

Iran
A Conversation with Ali Akbar Salehi

LAWRENCE WRIGHT: Good evening, everybody. I want to welcome you to the council. And tonight we have a really exciting occasion with the foreign minister of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi.I want to do my due…

October 1, 2012

Iran
WAITLIST: A Conversation with Ali Akbar Salehi

Related Reading: Iran: The Nuclear Challenge, Council on Foreign Relations, edited by Robert D. Blackwill

October 19, 2018

Ethiopia
Women This Week: Equality in Ethiopian Cabinet

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering October 7 to October 16, was compiled wit…

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, and Muferiat Kamil, newly-named Minister of Peace, address members of parliament.

July 16, 2018

Russia
The Oil Context of the Trump-Putin Meeting

There appears to be a list of conflicts and other kinds of issues that U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin touched upon during their meeting in Helsinki, and progress on any…

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a joint news conference after their meeting in Helsinki, Finland, July 16, 2018.

April 4, 2018

Iran
Why Iran Won't Rush to a Bomb if Trump Pulls Out of the Nuclear Deal

With John Bolton’s appointment as national security adviser, the odds have significantly risen that President Trump will abandon his predecessor’s nuclear deal with Iran. But there’s no need for hyst…

Reuters

May 24, 2013

Iran
Iran’s Presidential Candidates: Two Are Terrorist Suspects, One Boasts of Beating Students

The disqualification of most of the men who sought to run in Iran’s presidential election has left a narrow field distinguished by allegations of involvement in terrorism and repression. Both Mohsen…

December 10, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State

Teaching Notes on The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State by CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Noah Feldman.

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May 20, 2013

Iran
Rafsanjani: "Moderate" or Terrorist?

Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has now declared his candidacy for president of Iran, and many Western media accounts suggest that he is the kind of “moderate” who could radically change Iran’s conduct …

December 28, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
What Would a Hamas-Fatah Agreement Mean?

There are repeated efforts to forge a unity agreement of some sort between Hamas and Fatah, leading to a new "unity government" for the Palestinian Authority. Such a coalition was briefly in force in…