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Iran’s Proxy Wars
Rouhani’s Threat to Shut the Strait of Hormuz—More Than Bluster?

There are reasons—and historical precedent—to think Tehran will lash out if it feels cornered.

Published on: December 14, 2018
Matthew Levitt is the Fromer-Wexler senior fellow and director of the Reinhard program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He is the author of Hezbollah: The Global Footprint of Lebanon’s Party of God.
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