Iran Nuclear Deal
Risks are mounting on both the supply and demand side of global oil markets.
Iran’s military strategy calls for asymmetric warfare against a much more powerful foe in the United States, with a focus on increasing the military and economic costs of any potential conflict.
There seems little Washington can do to prevent Iraq becoming a key Iranian trading partner and energy customer.
Zac and Nick discuss some of the military dimensions of a potential US-Iran conflict, and how Tehran might seek to maximize the costs of a US campaign.
If history is any indication, don’t expect Russia to jump to Iran’s assistance in the event of a US military strike.
However much the French president wants to save the Iran nuclear deal, Europe’s inability to insulate Tehran from US sanctions has already been laid bare.
Zac and Nick discuss mounting tensions between the United States and Iran - what's causing them, and whether or not they could lead to a new US war in the Middle East. Recorded on May 14, 2019.
Trump hawkish turn away from the Obama-era balanced approach toward Iranian relations is reminiscent of George W. Bush’s “Axis of Evil.” It didn’t work then and it won’t work now.
Are the US administration’s latest moves a matter of posturing, or is there something bigger in the works?
The usually opaque factional infighting of Iranian politics has spilled out into the open, highlighting a Rouhani administration that’s teetering on the brink.