The United States Cannot Isolate Iran Without Turkey

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The National Interest—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....

Is the United States Baiting Iran into a War?. Jeffrey Stacey Iran, Middle East The Trump team appears to have laid a trap for Iran, attempting to provoke it into an action that crosses an administration red line. The Middle East region and the American foreign-policy establishment are breathing a collective sigh of relief, as President Donald Trump has dialed back U.S. threats to Iran and undercut his administration's top hawks, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton. But while tensions in the Persian...