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Jul 17, 2017, 3:10pm EDT
  • March 13, 2020

    The US retaliatory strikes on an Iran-backed militia in Iraq, briefly explained

    The US has set a red line: kill an American, be met with force.

  • March 5, 2020

    What Iran stockpiling uranium for a nuclear bomb is really about 

    It’s scary, but nowhere near as scary as it could be.

  • February 13, 2020

    The Senate just voted to check Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran 

    Eight Republicans joined with Democrats to send the president a message.

  • January 24, 2020

    Trump said no US troops were hurt in the Iran strike. The number is now up to 34.

    First, it was "no casualties." Then, 11 military members injured. Now? It’s 34.

  • January 23, 2020

    Top US Iran envoy: We will kill Soleimani’s successor if another American is murdered

    Brian Hook says the new Quds Force leader could "meet the same fate."

  • January 22, 2020

    Trump downplays US troop injuries from Iran’s attack, calling them “not very serious”

    Trump’s remarks struck many as callous. But he may have had a reason for making them.

  • January 17, 2020

    11 US troops were injured in Iran’s attack. It shows how close we came to war.

    "The more that comes out, the more it looks like we got incredibly lucky in avoiding a war," an expert told Vox.

  • January 16, 2020

    How thousands of Iranians went from mourning a general to protesting the regime, in a week

    "The positions are not mutually exclusive."

  • January 16, 2020

    Iran says it’s now enriching uranium at levels higher than before nuclear deal

    The announcement is mainly a message to Western Europeans, an Iranian audience, and maybe Trump.

  • January 14, 2020

    Iran makes plane crash arrests, but continues to blame the US for the disaster

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: "It was the US that caused such an incident to take place."

  • January 13, 2020

    Iran arrested the UK ambassador for attending a vigil for crash victims

    He was released, but the UK still wants answers.

  • January 13, 2020

    Trump has apparently wanted to kill Soleimani for quite a while — since as far back as 2017

    Two new reports show Trump’s "imminent" attack claim may not be the whole story.

  • January 13, 2020

    9 questions about the US-Iran crisis you were too embarrassed to ask

    Why did the US kill Qassem Soleimani? Why do the US and Iran hate each other?

  • January 12, 2020

    The Trump administration is still struggling to get its story straight on why it killed Soleimani

    Trump said Soleimani was planning attacks on "four US embassies," but Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he "didn’t see" intelligence about such strikes.

  • January 12, 2020

    Trump demands Iran allow new anti-government protests to continue

    Protesters lashed out at the Iranian government following its admission it accidentally shot down a passenger plane.

  • January 11, 2020

    The administration’s deceptions about the Soleimani strike are a big deal

    Lies about wars lead to more wars.

  • January 10, 2020

    Trump’s team insists Soleimani was an “imminent” threat. Just don’t ask for details.

    "They really need to get their story straight," an expert said.

  • January 10, 2020

    Did impeachment weigh on Trump’s Soleimani decision? Maybe.

    Trump reportedly spoke to associates about feeling pressure from Republican lawmakers ahead of his Senate impeachment trial.

  • January 10, 2020

    The US killed Soleimani. What will Iran do next?

    Militia attacks? Cyberattacks? An attack on a high-level US official? Maybe.

  • January 9, 2020

    The House sent a major message about checking the president’s war powers on Iran

    Democrats overwhelmingly want Trump to obtain congressional approval before further military action.

  • January 9, 2020

    Evidence is mounting that Iran accidentally shot down the Ukraine flight

    If true, this significantly raises the death toll in the US-Iran conflict.

  • January 9, 2020

    What young Iranians think about the latest US-Iran conflict

    "This regime is the worst, but Donald Trump is the worst."

  • January 8, 2020

    “Probably the worst briefing I’ve seen”: Inside the disastrous congressional Iran meeting

    At one point, the CIA director told lawmakers to read an intelligence report instead of just briefing them.

  • January 8, 2020

    The case for killing Qassem Soleimani

    Why Trump’s decision to target the Iranian military commander was the right call, explained by an expert.

  • January 8, 2020

    The case against killing Qassem Soleimani

    Why Trump’s decision to target the Iranian military commander was a mistake, explained by an expert.

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