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U.S.-Iranian tensions are escalating quickly: U.S. personnel have been pulled from Iraq, while diplomats try to convince allies of the threat from Tehran. We’ve compiled a reading list to put today’s conflict in the context of a broader discussion about U.S. Iran policy.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo explains how the Trump administration approaches Iran policy:
Kian Tajbakhsh provides a framework for understanding the evolution of U.S. Iran policy from one administration to the next:
Sanam Vakil discusses what diplomats around the world think of the Trump administration’s endgame in Iran—and what Washington will need to do to make a new deal with Tehran possible:
Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson argue that Iran is not a threat to core U.S. interests unless the United States itself makes it one:
Finally, Narges Bajoghli examines the debates about the future of Iranian politics taking place within the regime’s ranks:
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