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April 3, 2015

Tricky Path to Final Iran Nuclear Deal

The framework deal with Iran surpassed expectations and revived concerns about how such a deal could be implemented, says CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

June 11, 2013

Elections and Voting
How to Read Iran’s Elections

A conservative candidate seems likely to win Iran’s presidential election this week, but the reform movement may yet be energized by the remaining moderate contender, says CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

June 20, 2012

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
’Huge Gap’ Frustrates Iran Talks

This week’s nuclear talks ended without resolving the issue of uranium enrichment, leaving Iran to potentially face tougher sanctions, says CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

April 16, 2012

’New Atmosphere’ In Iran Negotiations

Iran’s more receptive tone with Western powers in nuclear talks signals concerns about the bite of sanctions and the threat of an Israeli military strike, says CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

June 14, 2011

Vulnerable Iran in Restive Mideast

Upheaval in Iran’s neighbor and ally Syria as well as power struggles at home create Iranian vulnerabilities the United States can exploit in a region pushing for democracy, says CFR’s Ray Takeyh.

November 8, 2010

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Countering the Threat from Yemen

The reemergence of Yemen as a terror risk to the United States underscores the difficulties in combating al-Qaeda in weak states, says CFR’s Richard A. Falkenrath.

May 18, 2010

The Message from Calderón in the U.S.

Mexican President Felipe Calderón’s state visit to Washington could highlight immigration concerns at a time of growing cross-border partnership on Mexico’s drug war, says CFR’s Shannon O’Neil.

May 4, 2010

Iran-U.S. Faceoff at UN

Yesterday’s dueling speeches at the UN suggest a continued impasse on Iran’s nuclear program, says CFR’s Ray Takeyh. And Iranian politics make that unlikely to change anytime soon.

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.

December 21, 2009

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.