The missile attacks on US positions in Iraq are just the beginning.
Hassan Ahmadian is Assistant Professor of Political Sciences at the University of Tehran. He is also an Associate of the Project on Shi'ism and Global... Affairs at Harvard University's Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.
The ‘maximum pressure’ tactics will not succeed in subduing Iran, nor will an invasion.
Despite Washington’s best efforts, it appears Iran will likely remain a trusted ally in post-sectarian Iraq.
Iran seeks to increase pressure on the US in Syria and portray its military presence there as an occupation.