| by Steven Simon

Steven Simon, professor of the practice of international relations, coauthored an article titled “How Trump Can Escape His Iran Jam” that appeared in Politico and was also picked up by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Simon and his coauthors have a combined 80 years experience in U.S. Middle East policy, and they concur “that the only way out of this mess—if indeed there is one—is through negotiations, however poor their current prospects. If the U.S. and Iran can’t find a way to climb down from the ladder of escalation they’re on, the situation with Iran will likely go from really bad to a lot worse.”

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