Trump’s Misguided Iran Policy, and Ilhan Omar vs. Elliott Abrams

Trump’s Misguided Iran Policy, and Ilhan Omar vs. Elliott Abrams
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at a conference on Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, Feb. 14, 2019 (AP photo by Czarek Sokolowski).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and managing editor, Frederick Deknatel, discuss why the Trump administration’s hard-line Iran policy risks isolating the United States more than Tehran, and what the confrontation between Rep. Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams, Trump’s special envoy to Venezuela, reveals about the U.S. foreign policy community and accountability in Washington.

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Relevant Articles on WPR:
Iran’s Problems Go Beyond the Current Hard Line From the U.S.
Animosity Between Iran and Europe Could Derail Efforts to Save the Nuclear Deal
Venezuela Could Force a Foreign Policy Reckoning for U.S. Progressives
Ahead of Major Elections, Asian Democracies Grapple With a Torrent of Fake News
The Myths and Realities of European Security in a Post-INF World

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

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