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Ray Takeyh

Ahead of the Curve: Roadmap Revival?

The way forward is to concentrate on solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which, because the many problems of the region are so interlinked, can create, in turn, momentum for dealing with the other regional disputes that feed it.

Keeping Terror Out

If gardeners and housemaids can cross our porous borders, so can Al-Qaeda operatives.


Iran's Conservatives Push for a Deal

Will Khamenei compromise?

Blame Italy for Libya

Will Libya remain a state?

Iranian Prognostications

What to make of the just-released National Intelligence Estimate saying that Iran stopped trying to build a nuclear weapon in 2003?

Books & Reviews

Parthian Shot

Iran was a glorious empire, but has also been a conquered nation. This complex mixture of pride and insecurity continues to define the Republic.

Botching Iran

With regards to Tehran, it is America that has been the constant bungler.

How to Fight Terrorism

Radical Islam is its own worst enemy. It will marginalize itself unless the United States overreacts.

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April 16, 2014