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“Iran and COVID-19”


Dr. Ray Takeyh

Jonathan Ruhe

Dr. Ray Takeyh

Gemunder Center Iran Policy Project Member;
Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies
at the Council on Foreign Relations

JINSA Director of Foreign Policy

Thursday, April 23
3:00 PM EDT


Dr. Ray Takeyh is a member of JINSA’s Gemunder Center Iran Policy Project. He is the Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His areas of specialization are Iran, political reform in the Middle East, and Islamist movements and parties. Prior to joining CFR, Takeyh was senior advisor on Iran at the Department of State. He was previously a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

Takeyh has written more than 250 articles and opinion pieces in many news outlets including Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. Takeyh has also testified more than twenty times in various congressional committees and has appeared on PBS Newshour, Charlie Rose, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, BBC, FOX, and CSPAN.

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

Jonathan Ruhe is JINSA Director of Foreign Policy. Prior to joining JINSA, he was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), where he worked on Middle East and Former Soviet Union security issues. His commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, The New Republic, The National Interest, and various international media outlets. He holds degrees with honors from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and from the University of Chicago, where he was a fellow with the Program on International Security Policy.

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