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Containing Iran without boots on the ground

President Donald Trump's increasing support of protesters in Iran via his tweets is raising concerns that the US could be embroiled in another Middle Eastern war involving Iran, Saudi Arabia and Israel

Worries that President Trump could pursue an "Iraq II" strategy were heightened against the backdrop of anti-regime protests in Iran in recent days.


EMPLOYING historical analogies can be useful when we try to apply the lessons of an event that happened in the past to what seems to be its counterpart in the present. But seeking guidance from history can also create intellectual traps for policymakers and pundits when they...