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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

COVID-19 outbreak in Iran exposes the twisted aims of Iran hawks. Ryan Costello takes leading Iran hawks to task for their ghoulish opposition to sanctions relief for the Iranian people.

A global pandemic is no time to maintain punishing economic sanctions. Kimberly Ann Elliott calls for sanctions relief for the countries targeted by “maximum pressure” in order to help them combat the spread of the virus.

The war metaphor and the coronavirus. Paul Pillar explains why the war rhetoric about the pandemic is misleading and potentially dangerous.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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