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Commentary - The U.S-Iran ‘Maximum Pressure’ Campaign: A new proxy war in the Middle East?

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The United States has hurled its first airstrikes in nearly a decade against Iran-backed militia forces in Iraq and Syria. Cloaked under the umbrella of a 'maximum pressure' campaign, whereby draconian U.S economic sanctions compel Iran to more worthwhile enterprises at the table of negotiations, it now seems evident, that, this 'political betrothal' is now steering the US into a new proxy war in the Middle East.