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Nuclear deals? Sanctions? Proxy wars? This is Vox's home for explanation and analysis of a key player in the Middle East.

Iran could determine how far the Israel-Hamas war spreads

How does Iran fit into the war between Israel and Hamas?

Hamas has launched an unprecedented strike on Israel. Here’s what you need to know.

Narges Mohammadi’s Nobel Peace Prize is for Iran’s women and girls

The US-Iran prisoner swap, briefly explained

Biden’s risky Persian Gulf bet

Why Iran and Saudi Arabia making nice is a very big deal

Iran’s months-long protest movement, explained

Why the protests in Iran are so hard to understand

Despite its brutal tactics, Iran’s regime fails to contain mass protests

Why Iranian women are risking everything by burning their hijabs 

After the latest clash with Israel, Gazans’ struggle continues

What’s the deal with the Iran nuclear deal?

What the Doomsday Clock is really counting down to

Can the Iran nuclear deal be saved?

Iran has a new president. He could end up being much more than that.

Israel’s suspected attack on an Iranian nuclear site complicates US-Iran talks

The US and Iran breathed a little life back into the nuclear deal

The US and Iran have their first real chance to revive the nuclear deal

Biden bombed Iranian proxies to stop strikes on US troops. There was just another attack.

How Biden’s best-laid plans for Iran and Saudi Arabia failed in his first month

Why Iran rejected the US and EU offer for nuclear deal talks

Why Democrats are blasting Biden’s attack against Iranian proxies in Syria

Biden launched airstrikes against Iran-backed militias in Syria to “send a message”

GOP opposition to the Iran deal is threatening to sink a Biden Pentagon nominee

Iran is “considering” joining the US for informal nuclear deal talks

What the US offer to talk to Iran means — and doesn’t — for the nuclear deal

Don’t expect Biden to reenter the Iran nuclear deal right away

Iran expands nuclear program amid heightened tensions with the US

Iran’s execution of journalist Ruhollah Zam, briefly explained

The assassination of a top Iranian nuclear scientist, briefly explained

Mysterious explosions keep happening in Iran. Israel is likely behind it.

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

Iran’s growing coronavirus crisis, in 3 stunning photos

What Iran stockpiling uranium for a nuclear bomb is really about 

Iran’s coronavirus outbreak has hit the highest levels of government

Why Iran’s coronavirus outbreak may be worse than you think

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

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

Thousands in Iraq called for US troops to leave the country. But there’s more to the story.