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James Baker
Robert Barylski
Laurel Bellows
David Dollar
Peter Georgescu
Margaret Jay
David Lampton
Robert Lieber
Mark Lowenthal
Susan MacManus
Jessica McFate
Sean McFate
Mohsen Milani
Terry Root
Dennis Ross
Gary Roughead
YŁksel Sezgin
Thomas Shannon
Hedrick Smith
Kathleen Stephens
Jeremi Suri
Ray Takeyh
Daniel Vara
Martin Walker
Celeste Wallander

Ray Takeyh

Ray Takeyh

Dr. Ray Takeyh holds the Hasib J. Sabbagh Chair in Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and previously served as a Senior Advisor on Iran at the State Department. He was also a fellow at Yale University and at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and a professor at the National War College and the National Defense University

Dr. Takeyh is the author of the forthcoming, The Last Shah: Iran, America and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty. He is coauthor of The Pragmatic Superpower: Winning the Cold War in the Middle East (2016) and is the author of three previous books including Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs and Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic. He has also written more than 250 articles and opinion pieces in newspapers and journals including Foreign Affairs, ,i>The New York Times,The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post, and is a frequent witness on Iran and the Middle East at Congressional hearings.

Dr. Takeyh has a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University. He speaks Persian and has a working knowledge of Arabic.