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Ellen R. Wald

Ellen R. Wald, Ph.D. is a historian and author of “Saudi, Inc.” She is the president of Transversal Consulting and also teaches Middle East history and policy at Jacksonville University.

Twitter:  @EnergzdEconomy

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Will US sanctions force Iran to act like a ‘normal nation?’

Given the poor state of Iran’s economy, US sanctions on Iran are probably not necessary. However, they are intended to expedite change in Iran and extinguish any hope the regime had of turning around its economy. 

August 15, 2018

Trump talks tough on Iran, but war is a different story

Something should be clarified for the people and governments of the Middle East living with the anxiety caused by a belligerent neighbor called Iran: the United States is not going to fight Iran for you.

July 25, 2018