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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.

Why did Iran shut off the internet for the entire country? 

Trump’s Iran envoy reassigned a staffer after right-wing media accused her of disloyalty

Trump says he’s ending the US role in Middle East wars. He’s sending 1,800 troops to Saudi Arabia.

France, Germany, and UK say Iran is responsible for attacks on Saudi Arabia

The week in US-Saudi Arabia-Iran tensions, explained

John Bolton is out. Let the era of Trump Alone begin.

Iran is to blame for its recent aggressive actions. But so is Trump.

Trump escalates Iran tensions by sanctioning Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Trump is expected to keep a key part of the Iran nuclear deal in place — for now

Iran says it arrested 17 people spying for the CIA. The US says it’s fake news.

The US has a risky new plan to protect oil tankers from Iranian attacks

Why Iran just violated part of the 2015 nuclear deal

4 Senate Republicans joined with Democrats to rein in Trump on Iran

Why some Democrats criticized Obama’s Iran nuclear deal

Trump lowers the bar for attacking Iran after its president insults him

Iran slams Trump for sanctions: “The White House is suffering from intellectual disability”

The weekend in the risky US-Iran standoff, explained

Iranian officials issue warnings to the US as Trump announces new sanctions

Why Iran is fighting back against Trump’s maximum pressure campaign

What we know (and what we don’t) about Trump’s decision not to attack Iran

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

Trump confirms he called off a military strike on Iran

Does Congress need to approve any military action against Iran? Republicans aren’t so sure.

Trump’s Iran tweet could have caused a deadly miscalculation

Iran shoots down US military drone, increasing risk of war

Trump says Iran attacked 2 oil tankers. Some of his critics agree.

The US is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East to counter Iran

Iran just made one of its riskiest announcements in years

How the Trump administration is using 9/11 to build a case for war with Iran

US releases video that it says shows Iran’s involvement in oil tanker attacks

2 oil tankers were damaged in possible attacks in the Gulf of Oman

A top US general explains why Iran hasn’t attacked Americans in the Middle East — yet

Facebook and Twitter removed thousands of Iran-linked fake accounts

Trump is sending 1,500 troops to the Middle East as the standoff with Iran continues

The US may use a loophole to sell billions in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE

The Pentagon’s plan to send up to 10,000 troops to the Middle East is about Iran

The US-Iran standoff may be cooling off

Exclusive: Sen. Tom Udall plans to force a vote to block funding for war with Iran

Democrats are accusing Trump officials of inflating the Iran threat

Trump vows to bring about “the official end of Iran” if it threatens the US again