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The Storm Before the Calm?

Dan Drezner explains why he thinks the Iran crisis may be over, via his Washington Post column.

The hard-working staff here at Spoiler Alerts is very nervous about writing this column. When cable news starts throwing around international relations terms like “escalation dominance” and “audience costs” willy-nilly, I start to get nauseated. Theorizing about the likelihood of the onset of war is one thing; when it becomes a tangible possibility, maintaining the necessary amount of astringency becomes difficult. Also, there are so many ways the prediction in the next sentence could be wrong.

With all of that said, I am increasingly of the mind that the worst of the Iran crisis might be over.

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