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The Foreign Policy program at Brookings is a leading center of policy-relevant scholarship exploring the rapidly re-ordering geopolitics of the great and major powers, and the disordering relations among states and transnational actors in the greater Middle East. Our scholars provide concrete policy recommendations for how U.S. strategy, the international security architecture, and key allies should adapt to changing threats and opportunities.

Spotlight: Iran's revolution, 40 years on

Iran’s Islamic Revolution shook the world in 1979. The dramatic event and its complex ripple effects—currents that continue to be felt today—redrew the geopolitical order. Forty years later, Brookings experts look back on the rise of the Islamic Republic and explore what the revolution means for today’s volatile Middle East.

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