How to Start a U.S.-Iran Shooting War: Iran Closes the Strait of Hormuz?
The National Interest -

Sidharth Kaushal


Would Tehran do it? How would Trump respond? 

The recent mining of two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, attributed to Iran by the United States, offers an important window into the strategic thinking of Iran and similarly situated regional powers. The incident is notable because the act of mining a limited number of vessels makes relatively little sense when viewed through the lens of traditional patterns of coercive behavior. Limited coercive acts typically have...

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