Does Iran Pose the Ultimate Threat?

Foreign Affairs Asks the Experts

Iranian Revolutionary Guards at a parade in Tehran, September 2011 Reuters

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces dealing with the mounting tension between the U.S. and Iran. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, we approached dozens of authorities with deep specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with a few leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion; the answers from those who responded are below.

Debate Statement

Iran is the greatest threat to U.S. interests in the Middle East.

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