Iran and the US: With High Confidence

The prospect of a pre-emptive American strike on Iran in the coming months has receded with the release of the latest United States National Intelligence Estimate. Yet the potential for Washington and Tehran to achieve a so-called ‘grand bargain’ on all the sources of contention between them is also remote. There are too many factors and players working against such a deal and both sides still aspire to a victory they define as the capitulation of the other.

The World Today Published 1 January 2008 Updated 15 October 2020 4 minute READ

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