September 20, 2019
The president is in the difficult position of either backing down in the face of Iranian threats and suspected attacks or escalating the conflict in ways he clearly wants to avoid.
May 17, 2019
Neither Iran nor the United States likely wants war, but the possibility of a miscommunication is considerable, risking a dangerous escalation.
July 8, 2019
The demise of the Iran nuclear deal does not make Tehran an immediate threat, but it opens the door to nuclear escalation.
August 6, 2018
The United States has reactivated sanctions against Iran that could trigger the collapse of the multilateral Iran nuclear deal.