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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, speaks with the lawmakers during a parliamentary session in Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, speaks with the lawmakers during a parliamentary session, Tehran, Oct. 27, 2018 (AP photo by Ebrahim Noroozi).

Divining Trump’s Endgame in Iran, and the Meaning of Xi’s Visit to North Korea

Friday, June 21, 2019

In this week’s editors’ discussion on the Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein; managing editor, Frederick Deknatel; and associate editor, Elliot Waldman, talk about the latest escalations in the United States’ tense standoff with Iran, and whether a path remains to deescalate the crisis. They also discuss the significance of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s rare visit to North Korea.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
Can Trump Pivot From ‘Maximum Pressure’ to Diplomacy With Iran?
Abe’s Visit to Iran Showed the Value of Diplomacy. Will Trump Get the Message?
Xi’s Landmark Visit to North Korea Will Be Overshadowed by Standoffs With Trump
Is North Korea’s Regime Really in Peril?

Trend Lines was produced and edited this week by Andrew Green. You can follow him on Twitter at @_andrew_green.

To send feedback or questions, email us at podcast@worldpoliticsreview.com.