August 6, 2012

Five Myths About the U.S.-Iran Conflict

For Tehran, sanctions are too severe to circumvent by the old means. The U.S.-led assault on Iran’s banking infrastructure, shipping lines and oil exports has forced the Islamic Republic to create new methods of trade. And the Arab Spring is challenging U.S. and Iranian influence in the Middle East. Neither country really wants a collision–war would be disastrous for both–but that is where the status quo appears to be headed.




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