‘Maximum Pressure Brought Down the Soviet Union’ and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

Editor’s Note: This article is drawn in part from the author’s new book, Losing the Long Game: The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East.   As the Donald Trump administration prosecutes its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, proponents of that policy regularly invoke the Cold War as a model for how the … Continue reading ‘Maximum Pressure Brought Down the Soviet Union’ and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves