Ray Takeyh, DPhil is an Iranian-American Middle East scholar, former United States Department of State official, and a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. 
Early life [ edit ]
Ray Takeyh was born in
Tehran, Iran in 1966. He obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford.
Prior to joining the Council, he was a fellow in international security studies at
Yale University, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a professor at the National War College, and a professor and director of studies at the Near East and South Asia center at the National Defense University.
Takeyh has written extensively on
Iran and on U.S. policy toward the Middle East. He has testified several times before various committees of the U.S. Senate and has appeared as an Iran expert on a variety of television programs, including the PBS . Newshour
Dennis Ross in 2009 in the latter's position as senior Iran advisor at the U.S. State Department. 
Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs (Oxford University Press, 2009). ISBN 978-0-19-532784-7 Ray Takeyh,
(Times Books/Henry Holt, 2006). Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic ISBN 0-8050-7976-9 Ray Takeyh,
Nikolas Gvosdev, (Praeger Publishers, 2004). The Receding Shadow of the Prophet: The Rise and Fall of Radical Political Islam ISBN 0-275-97628-9 Ray Takeyh,
The Origins of the Eisenhower Doctrine: The United States, Britain and Nasser's Egypt, 1953–1957 (Macmillan Press, 2000)
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