Updated: Aug 11, 2019
It has been more than a year since President Trump withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The Iranians, meanwhile, have recently upped their production of enriched uranium and will soon pass the permitted threshold according to the deal, thereby officially violating it. As a result, mounting tensions between Iran and Western countries increased, leading to Iran attacking and seizing oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, an act that has increased fears over a potential war between the United States and Iran, a war that could spiral to involve the entire region. In this forum, running until September 1st, we ask our experts to explore potential escalation scenarios between Iran and the U.S and analyze their implications.