“…While some observers have suggested the US is marching toward war with Iran, others have stressed that this is not the case. Michael Singh, managing director at the Washington Institute and a former member of the National Security Council, argues that the ‘risk of inadvertent conflict and escalation is real.’

“‘This is [especially] the case given the likely poor understanding each side has of the other’s intent and red lines, and the poor communications not just between the US and Iran, but between the US and our allies,’ he added.”

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