Author: Dr. Kenneth Katzman

Dr. Kenneth Katzman

Dr. Kenneth Katzman is a Senior Fellow at The Soufan Center, a Senior Non-Resident Fellow at Gulf International Forum, and Senior Research Adviser at Global Insights Group. His work focuses on geopolitical and regional dynamics in the Middle East—with a focus on Iran—as well as United States strategy. In late 2022, Dr. Katzman retired from his longtime position as a Senior Analyst with the Congressional Research Service (CRS), an arm of the U.S. Congress that provides analysis and advice to members of the U.S. Congress in their legislative and oversight responsibilities. In that post, Dr. Katzman served as a senior Middle East analyst, with special emphasis on Iran, Iran-backed groups operating in the Middle East and South Asia, the Persian Gulf states, Iraq, and Afghanistan. During his more than 30-year tenure at CRS, he provided reports and briefings to Members of Congress and their staffs on U.S. policy on these countries and issues, and provided analysis of related legislative proposals.

Iran

The Next Administration Will Still Find a Successful Iran Strategy Elusive...

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The constraints and challenges facing U.S. policy toward Iran are largely as they were at...

Iran

Iran’s Military Alignment with Russia Increases the West’s Distrust

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Since the Islamic Republic’s formation in 1979, Iran and the United States have consistently found...

Iran

Sanctioning Iran Has Reached its Limits as a Policy Tool

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Over the past decade, the imposition of comprehensive U.S. and multilateral sanctions remained the core...

Iran

The Iran-Saudi Agreement is Not a Game Changer

Geopolitics

The China-brokered agreement restoring relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, announced on March 10, is...

Iran

The Regional Implications of Iran Nuclear Talks

Geopolitics

Iran’s position is that it will not agree to any compulsory limitations on its regional...

Iran

Iran Advances its Security Objectives

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Iran continues to advance its national security objectives despite the ongoing U.S. campaign of “maximum...

Iran

U.S. and Iran: 41 Years of Swinging between Engagement and Confrontation

U.S. – Gulf Policy

Introduction Since the moment of the Islamic Republic’s inception 41 years ago, U.S. – Iran...

Iran

The Iranian Regime Battles Domestic Unrest

Geopolitics

For the second time in two years, Iran’s regime has witnessed significant nationwide unrest in...

Iran

No Iran Solution in Sight

U.S. – Gulf Policy

The September 14 attack on two critical Saudi oil infrastructure facilities has brought U.S. –...

Iran

U.S. Pressure on Iran’s Energy Sector

Energy & Environment

U.S.-Iran tensions have the potential to roil the energy market, and along with it, the...

Divergent Gulf State Interests in Rival Koreas

Geopolitics

Recent developments on the Korean Peninsula - in particular, the improvement ...

Iran

Gulf States Split on Iran

Geopolitics

The Trump Administration’s strategy to contain Iran’s regional influence is seemingly predicated on unity among...

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