Ray Takeyh (born 1966, Tehran) is an Iranian-American scholar of Assyrian ancestry who formerly served as an aide to Israel lobby hawk Dennis Ross and as a fellow at AIPAC think tank Washington Institute for Near East Policy. An Iran hawk, Takeyh is currently a Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a contributing editor of The National Interest. On 30 July 2010 he co-wrote with Steven Simon an op-ed in the Washington Post which Time editor Tony Karon has described as 'a "how-to-bomb Iran" manual.'
- Guardians of the Revolution: Iran and the World in the Age of the Ayatollahs (Oxford University Press, 2009)
- Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic (Times Books/Henry Holt, 2006)
- The Receding Shadow of the Prophet: The Rise and Fall of Radical Political Islam (Praeger Publishers, 2004) (with Nikolas Gvosdev)
- The Origins of the Eisenhower Doctrine: The United States, Britain and Nasser’s Egypt, 1953-1957 (Macmillan Press, 2000)
- Steven Simon and Ray Takeyh, If Iran came close to getting a nuclear weapon, would Obama use force?, Washington Post, 30 July 2010
- Tony Karon, On Iran, Liberals Are Enabling Another Disastrous War, Rootless Cosmopolitan, 31 July 2010