Tensions are rising between the United States and Iran. For its part, the Trump administration’s actions are driving us down a path where miscalculation is increasingly likely, seemingly without a clear understanding of what it’s actually seeking to achieve. Yet, by repeatedly escalating the situation — particularly in the military realm — the administration risks an unplanned clash with Iranian-backed forces in the Gulf, Iraq, or Syria. You can’t always get what you want. Sometimes, instead, you get a war.
- “IRAQ 2.0?,” by Emma Ashford
- “How Donald Trump May Push America into a War with Iran,” by John Glaser
- “America Is Nearly Alone on Iran Policy,” by Ted Galen Carpenter