What Lies Behind Rising U.S.-Iran Tensions18 Giugno 2019
Iran is gambling that a threat to break out of the nuclear deal will unite the international community behind it rather than against it
Iran’s announcement Monday that it is stepping up uranium enrichment frames almost perfectly the real story behind the rapidly escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf region. What the world is seeing isn’t so much a march toward war, but rather a battle for leverage: the considerable leverage the Trump administration has gained over Iran on the one hand, and, on the other, the leverage Iran feels it badly needs to acquire over the U.S. to balance the score.
That doesn’t mean there won’t be a war—the cha…..
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