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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 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.

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.

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