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Global Politics

Our stories explore the politics behind the news, with analysis ranging from Washington, DC to Damascas, Syria

Global Politics

Israel could strike first as tensions with Iran flare

Iran shot down a US drone on June 19, further escalating tensions between Iran and its adversaries. As a “deterrent” to Iran, the US is sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East, but the US is not the only country considering a military response in Iran. If international relations with Iran grow more volatile, Israel could take dramatic, unilateral action against its neighbor and longtime adversary.


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