Will Donald Trump's Strategy Bring Down Iran?
The National Interest -

Michael Rubin

Security, Middle East

It's unlikely but possible.

Key point: Iran is experiencing severe economic hardship.

Iran and the United States are as close to direct conflict as they have been for three decades, since Operation Praying Mantis in 1988 which was, at the time, the largest surface naval engagement since World War II.

A lot of ink has been spilled and oxygen expended discussing the matter, some of it good and some of it simplistic. Here a few thoughts, informed by being lucky...

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