“The United States-Iran standoff: Recent tensions are symptomatic of President Trump’s broader foreign-policy approach”, Ville Sinkkonen (FIIA, Finland)

Ville Sinkkonen, The United States-Iran standoff: Recent tensions are symptomatic of President Trump’s broader foreign-policy approach, June 2019

The heightened tensions between the United States and Iran should be understood in the context of the Trump administration’s broader foreign policy approach. Even if neither side wants a military confrontation, the “maximum pressure” campaign by the US has raised the risk of a potential miscalculation.

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