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April 4, 2014

Global
A Conversation with Vali Nasr

Vali Nasr discusses the role of diversity in international affairs.

January 31, 2006

United States
Vali Nasr, Leading Specialist on Political Islam, Joins Council as Adjunct Senior Fellow

January 31, 2006—Professor Vali Nasr, a leading expert on Islam who specializes in political and social developments in the Muslim world, has joined the Council as an adjunct senior fellow in Middle …

December 6, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Media Conference Call: Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh on Iran (Audio)

Listen to Vali R. Nasr and Ray Takeyh discuss their Foreign Affairs article, "The Costs of Containing Iran," and U.S. policy toward Iran following the findings of the National Intelligence Estimate r…

February 12, 2007

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Nasr: Iran Seeks to Deescalate Tension

CFR’s Vali R. Nasr says Iran is "keen" to adopt a "more conciliatory posture" as the U.S. steps up pressure on Iran.

September 15, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Rising Muslim Middle Class Vital in Combating Religious Extremism, says Vali Nasr in New CFR Book

"The Middle East is a place of struggling and thriving economies, where new classes and business elites are elbowing their way higher in the power structures of many countries, changing religious, so…

March 3, 2011

Egypt
’Big Differences’ between Egypt and Iran Revolutions

Vali Nasr, Professor of International Politics at the Fletcher School, Tufts University, compares Egypt’s 2011 uprising to the 1979 Iranian revolution and 2009 Iranian Green Movement.

August 20, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Forces of Fortune

Forces of Fortune reveals that there is a vital but unseen rising force in the Islamic world—a new business-minded middle class—that is building a vibrant new Muslim world economy and that holds the …

January 16, 2007

Middle East and North Africa
Prepared Testimony before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Since 2003 Shia-Sunni conflict has emerged as a major divide in Middle East politics, and radically changed the regional context for U.S. policy. Sectarian violence is no longer just limited to Iraq,…

August 1, 2006

Iran
The Shia Revival

An editors' choice pick in the New York Times, which calls the book "a fast-moving, engaging, and ultimately unnerving book." As nations around the world struggle with the threat of militant Islam…

May 18, 2006

Iran
Testimony Before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Iran today presents a serious foreign policy challenge to the United States. The growing prominence of security concerns: escalation of tensions over Iran’s continued development of a nuclear capabil…