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.