An In-Depth Look At US-Iran Relations. Northern Arizona University Professors, Paul Lenze and Halit Tagma, discuss US-Iran relations in the wake of the assassinations of the Iranian Quds Force commander and Iran’s top nuclear scientist. The timing of these killings is particularly troubling given its proximity to the US presidential election.
Tagma begins by stating that there appears to have been three strategic goals: To provoke a retaliation, to draw the US into a conflict, or to make the relationship more difficult for the incoming US administration. The professors go on to explain the situation from the various political science perspectives which are the basis of their new book: Understanding & Explaining The Iranian Nuclear ‘Crisis’ Theoretical Approaches.