The Illogic of the U.S. Sanctions Snapback on Iran

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The Trump administration believes that ratcheting up economic pressure on Iran will compel the Islamic Republic to curtail its disruptive Middle East policies.

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History suggests otherwise. Both Washington and Tehran should step off their current escalatory path.

  • What’s new? 

A 40-year analysis of Iran’s economic performance and regional policy reveals little to no correlation between the two, as Tehran has continued to pursue policies it deems central to its national security no matter its…

  • Why does it matter? 

The Trump administration hopes that sanctions will force Iran to curb its…

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