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Iranian worshippers attend a mourning prayer for slain Iranian Revolutionary Guards Major General Qassem Soleimani in Iran’s capital, Tehran, on Jan. 3, 2020. ATTA KENARE/AFP via Getty Images

With the US and Iran on the brink of war, the dangers of Trump’s policy of going it alone become clear

President Trump's Iran policy took a dramatic turn when the US killed Iran's top military commander in a drone strike. To avoid war, one foreign policy scholar says Trump has to reverse his stance.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leading the Eid al-Fitr prayer ceremony in Tehran in early June. Iranian Supreme Leader's Office/EPA

US-Iran tensions: no route for de-escalation in sight

Donald Trump stepped back from launching US airstrikes inside Iran, but the conflict is unabated and there appears to be no way out of confrontation for now.
The USS Arlington – which is being sent to the Gulf as part of a naval strike group. David Hecker/EPA

Is a war coming between the US and Iran?

Both Iran and the US say they are not seeking a war, but it could happen by default.
Iranian voters, fed up with politics as usual, have demanded the ouster of both Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani. Amr Alfiky/Reuters

Unrest in Iran will continue until religious rule ends

11 activists have died in prison since Iran's mass protests were crushed in January. Now, some detainees' families are keeping a daily vigil outside jails. It's a sign that unrest in Iran is not over.

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