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Strategic Lightweight
The Tragic Rationality of Europe’s Iran Policy

In the latest U.S.-Iran clash, the EU has acted rationally. Burned so often by American hauteur, a strategic lightweight like the EU cannot but resort to suasion, mediation, and de-escalation to evade entrapment in a conflict it cannot control.

Published on: January 10, 2020
Josef Joffe serves on the editorial council of the German weekly Die Zeit. He is also a fellow of Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a member of the executive committee of The American Interest.
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