Ray Takeyh

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Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Expertise: Iran; political reform in the Middle East; North Africa; Political Islam. Languages: Persian (fluent), Arabic (working knowledge). Experience: Professor of national security studies, National War College; professor and director of studies, Near East and South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University; fellow in international security studies, Yale University; fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; fellow, Center for Middle East Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Education: Ph.D., Oxford University. Honors: John M. Olin Fellowship; Sir Raymond Carr Award; Arnold Bryce and Read Award in Modern History, Oxford University. Selected Publications: The Receding Shadow of the Prophet: The Rise and Fall of Radical Political Islam (2004); The Origins of the Eisenhower Doctrine: The United States, Britain and Nasser’s Egypt, 1953-1957 (2000). He has published articles in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The National Interest, Survival, Washington Quarterly, Orbis, World Policy Journal, Middle East Journal, and Middle East Policy. Takeyh has also published numerous opinion pieces in leading newspapers, such as The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the Financial Times, and the International Herald Tribune.