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  • A view of a damaged building after a fire broke out at Iran's Natanz Nuclear Facility, in Isfahan, Iran, July 2, 2020, photo by Wana News Agency/Reuters
    Low-Intensity Conflict


    An Israeli Escalation Against Iran?

    Dalia Dassa Kaye

    Jul 15, 2020

    The Washington Post Monkey Cage Blog

    Israeli involvement in recent attacks on Iran would not be surprising, and more such attacks might be coming. However, Israel's bet that the Iranians will not respond is risky. It's hard to control escalation when things are so volatile, especially as hardline Iranian leaders may increase pressure to retaliate.

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