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The Trump administration’s dangerous fever dream about Iran
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The Trump administration’s dangerous fever dream about Iran

Author Michael Fuchs argues that the Iran debate in the United States is increasingly divorced from reality, heightening the risk of destabilizing acts and the chances of war.

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  • Michael Fuchs

The Trump administration is caught in a fever dream about Iran, and the fever is becoming dangerous.

In the wake of attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman – which the US blames on Iran, though questions remain about the attack – the discourse on Iran being pushed by the administration and others is reaching fever pitch. Senator Tom Cotton has called for a “retaliatory military strike”. The New York Times columnist Bret Stephens says the US should threaten to sink Iran’s navy.

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Michael Fuchs

Senior Fellow