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Escalation Tensions Between Biden and Iran, Explained; The Vienna Talks and Reentering the Iran Deal

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All the original signers of the Iran Deal meeting in Vienna and tensions are high. Between an Israeli cyber attack on Iranian nuclear facilities and Iran upping their enrichment to 60% the situation is volatile. Here is what is happening in Vienna,  what the participants are thinking, and how we got here.

Escalation Tensions Between Biden and Iran, Explained; How to Reenter the Iran Nuclear Deal

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After campaigning on reentering the Iran Nuclear Agreement, President Biden has sharply pivoted towards taking it slowly. With tensions continuing to escalate, and both sides taking new offensive actions, here is exactly what’s happening.

Trump’s UN Iran Deal Snapback Effort and Iran’s 2020 Arms Embargo, Explained

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With the JCPOA’s embargo on arms sales to Iran set to expire on October 16th, Trump is scrambling to get a coalition of companies to reinstate it. His first attempt to appeal to the UN Security Council failed. Now he is trying to use a “snapback” clause in the Iran Deal to null the entire resolution. Here is exactly what’s happening.

America, Iran, and Iraq: The Last Week in Middle East Politics Explained

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Starting December 27th, we saw an escalation in hostilities between America and Iran. It started with a rocket attack on an American base in Idlib and by the end of the week America had assassinated Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. The battlefield for this escating tit for tat was the streets of Iraq. Here’s what happened and what it means.




New York Times:

A Shocked Iraq Reconsiders Its Relationship With the U.S.


American Airstrikes Rally Iraqis Against U.S.


Iran Shifts on a Landmark Nuclear Deal: Live Updates


U.S. Strike in Iraq Kills Qassim Suleimani, Commander of Iranian Forces


U.S. Troops in Middle East Come Into Focus Amid Threats


Pro-Iranian Protesters End Siege of U.S. Embassy in Baghdad


Maps: How the Confrontation Between the U.S. and Iran Escalated


The Economist:


America shows how not to tame Iran


The conflict between America and Iran intensifies in Iraq


The AP:


Iran-backed Iraqi militia vows revenge to US strikes


US kills Iran’s most powerful general in Baghdad airstrike


The Latest: Baghdad residents say 3 blasts hit Green Zone




Timeline: How The U.S. Came To Strike And Kill A Top Iranian General


Business Insider:


Pence incorrectly links Iran to 9/11 while trying to justify America’s assassination of the country’s top general


The Washington Post:


In Baghdad, fears that U.S.-Iran showdowns could leave Iraq caught in middle




Iran abandons nuclear deal over slaying of general


USA Today:


7 days in Iraq: How US-Iran conflict led to general’s death


The Intercept:




Congressional Research Service:


Presidential References to the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force in Publicly Available Executive Actions and Reports to Congress


The 9/11 Commission Report:


Iran’s Protests Explained: Iraq, Lebanon, and Iran’s Fight Against Tehran

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Recently we’ve seen some major destabilization in Iran’s plans for the Middle East. Between the realization that Iran is pretty much broke and unable to afford an important petrol subsidy and protests in Iraq and Lebanon for an independent government, Middle East stability is looking more and more distant. Here’s what’s happening and why people are worried.