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  • Iran and the United States Remain Mired in the Past

    Ross Harrison Security, Middle East Iranians view the Trump administration as another iteration of American duplicity in seeking regime change. The United States and Iran have an arsenal of well-rehearsed grievances against each other. Underneath these complaints about one another’s behaviors, however, are stories rooted in a distant past that continue to stir emotions on both sides. It is the power of these stories, as much as the more proximate grudges and differences over policy, that could...

    The National Interest
  • The United States Cannot Isolate Iran Without Turkey

    Muhammed Bahadır Gülle Security, Middle East A smart doctrine for U.S. strategy in the Middle East is "do not confront Turkey and Iran at the same time." The United States has increased its pressure on Iran to an unprecedented level by designating Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization, and by not extending the waivers for importing Iranian oil. Some saber rattling has also accompanied the tightening sanctions as well. This U.S. policy has the full support of U.S....

    The National Interest
  • How the United States must react if Iran keeps up its hostile actions

    ‘Beat your kid once a week; if you don’t know what he did, he will.” That is terrible parenting advice, but it may work on Iran. The Iranians are not being very adept in trying to keep their covert fingerprints off the recent oil tanker attacks in the Gulf. They obviously believe that Ayatollah Khomeini was right when he said, “the Americans can’t do a damned thing,” during the Iran hostage crisis. So, how should our country react if Iran keeps up its hostile hybrid actions? There are options...

    The Washington Times