A month after reimposing sanctions on Iranian crude oil exports, the Trump administration has no clear policy end game.
What are the administration's goals? Will sanctions waivers really be just temporary? Could high prices cause the administration to weaken its stance on Iran? Did the administration overestimate the role that record US oil output would have on the global market?
Suzanne Maloney, deputy director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution, answers these questions and more.
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