Trump’s Iran Strategy: Maximum Pressure, Minimum Impact

President Trump is at it again, taking to Twitter to announce that he had directed Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to ratchet up sanctions on Iran in the wake of the missile strike against Saudi oil facilities. But while the world can be glad that Trump hasn’t yet decided to start a war with Iran, Trump’s latest sanctions are another chapter in a “maximum pressure” campaign that has resulted in no benefits for the United States.

September 23, 2019, The Hill (online)

Published by Trevor Thrall

I am a professor at George Mason University and Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program.

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