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dc.contributor.authorOstovar, Afshon
dc.contributor.authorTabatabai, Ariane M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-26T20:14:28Z
dc.date.available2019-11-26T20:14:28Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-18
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/63624
dc.descriptionThe article of record may be found at https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2019-10-18/iran-unitary-stateen_US
dc.description.abstractThe drone strikes on two major Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia in September left many observers puzzled. Though officials in Washington and Riyadh blamed Iran for the attacks, aggression of this kind seemed at odds with the more conciliatory positions of the government of Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s president. Was it really in Iran’s interest to so drastically escalate a simmering conflict with the United States and its regional partners? The Houthis, Iran’s allies in Yemen’s bloody civil war, immediately claimed [1] responsibility for hitting the oil fields, but the sophistication of the attack pointed to a state actor and, eventually, to Iran as the culprit. Though Iranian officials denied any involvement, some commentators suggested that elements of Iran’s security apparatus participated in the attacks, even if the strikes weren’t orchestrated at the level of the state.en_US
dc.format.extent3 p.
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dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleIran, the Unitary Stateen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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