James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair

Episode Guests

Robert Malley

President & CEO, International Crisis Group

Ray Takeyh

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies

Show Notes

In this special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with two experts with different views on how the United States should handle its foreign policy challenges. This week, he discusses Iran with Robert Malley, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group, and Ray Takeyh, CFR's Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies.


Read Lindsay’s takeaways from their conversation and find further readings on his blog, The Water’s Edge.


The special Election 2020 episodes of The President’s Inbox are made possible in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Other Link: James M. Lindsay, "Should the United States Maintain Maximum Pressure on Iran", The President's Inbox, November 12, 2019.