On January 5, 2023, Eric Edelman and Ray Takeyh joined American Purpose to talk about their new article in Foreign Affairs in a discussion moderated by William Kristol.
Eric Edelman, editorial board member at American Purpose, is Counselor at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments and Senior Adviser at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He served as U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy from 2005 to 2009.
Ray Takeyh is Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and the author of The Last Shah: America, Iran, and the Fall of the Pahlavi Dynasty.
William Kristol is editor-at-large of The Bulwark. Prior to his work at The Weekly Standard, which he founded, Kristol led the Project for the Republican Future. He served as chief of staff to Education Secretary William Bennett in the Reagan Administration and as chief of staff to Vice President Dan Quayle in the George H.W. Bush administration.
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