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Trump’s assassination of Soleimani is a shocking use of a leader ‘decapitation’ strategy that has rarely worked in the past
Decapitation strikes generally only offer short-term gains while failing to address root problems. Soleimani's killing is poised to be no different.
Trump is stepping away from the brink of war with Iran after a missile attack, but the roots of their dispute dangerously persist
Iran and the US have stepped away from the brink of war, but harsh sanctions, Iranian proxies and nuclear weapons make the road to peace fraught.
25 photos show what Iran looked like before the 1979 revolution turned the nation into an Islamic republic
From 1941 to 1979, Iran was ruled by King Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah. On February 11, 1979, the Islamic Revolution swept the country.
Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani's assassination on President Trump's order came after a series of escalating attacks between Iran and the US.
In April, the Department of Defense reported that Iran is responsible for the deaths of over 600 US service members in Iraq from 2003 until 2011.
In his sanctions announcement, Trump accidentally named the wrong supreme leader of Iran, who has been dead since 1989
The mistake rests on the one-syllable difference between Ayatollah Khomeini — who died 30 years ago —and Ayatollah Khamenei, who is in charge now.
National security adviser John Bolton has long advocated bombing Iran, and he delivered another address on Monday warning the country's regime.
The US is charging 9 Iranians with hacking major American universities on behalf of the Iranian government
The US charged nine Iranians with orchestrating cyberattacks against more than 350 entities, mostly universities, on behalf of the Iranian government.
The Iranian government has blamed its Western "enemies" for provoking recent protests.
Prices well beyond double the normal helped crystallise dissatisfaction in Iran with the government, and has led to a spiral of violence and recrimination.