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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Iran, China, and war: Foreign policy topics to watch for in the January debate

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

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

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

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

Trump demands Iran allow new anti-government protests to continue

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

A Ukrainian plane crashed in Iran: What we know

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

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

The US killed Soleimani. What will Iran do next?

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

Evidence is mounting that Iran accidentally shot down the Ukraine flight

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

The case against killing Qassem Soleimani

The case for killing Qassem Soleimani

Dominance and reputation: How Trump thinks about Iran

I’m Iranian American. I’m tired of being treated like a political pawn.

How Trump got suckered by Iran and North Korea

Trump’s “Mission Accomplished” moment?

A political scientist explains why a war with Iran wouldn’t necessarily help Trump in 2020

Trump’s Iran speech seemed like a victory lap. It actually made things worse.

Trump: No war with Iran — at least for now

Iran attacks 2 US military targets in Iraq: What we know so far

Iran just fired missiles at US military targets. What does this mean?

It’s all up to Trump now

The US is worried about Iran retaliating with a cyberattack

The only remaining check on Trump is the 2020 election

Democrats want to check Trump on Iran — but Congress can only do so much

The US-Saudi alliance is deeply unpopular with the American people

Trump wants US troops out of Iraq, but says Iraq would face sanctions for expelling them

“These Media Posts will serve as notification”: Trump’s dangerous Iran tweets, briefly explained