Are Sanctions the Best Bet for Deterring Iran?

Weeks after withdrawing from the Iran nuclear accord, the Trump Administration ratcheted up pressure on Iran by imposing harsh sanctions on key Iranian figures who have helped facilitate the Islamic Republic’s continuous array of malign activity in the Middle East. But questions linger around whether this financial-based approach will actually deter Iran’s subversive regional tactics or inhibit its longer-term path toward possessing a nuclear weapon.

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