April 3, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.