Iran’s economy is struggling under the weight of U.S. economic sanctions. The U.S. began sanctioning Iran in 1979, after the Iranian Revolution. Since then, those sanctions have expanded to go after businesses, governments and individuals doing business with the oil-producing state. Inflation is now rampant, and investors remain wary of directing capital to the country. The Islamic Republic has attacked oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz, shot down a U.S. military drone⏤as they continue their rein of terror throughout the region. Has Iran arrived at the tipping point?
After meeting Trump on the DMZ in that historic handshake – the relationship appears to be spiraling downward. Kim Jong Un oversaw a test of a new multiple rocket launcher system that has the potential to boost the nation’s ability to strike U.S. military bases in South Korea. Kim has been stalling and playing cat and mouse games. Did he ever plan to denuclearize, or was he just looking to bask on the world stage?
Ilana Freedman is a veteran intelligence analyst, political commentator and host. She is an author, her newest book, Hamas: The Story of Islamic Jihad on Israel’s Front Lines. IQ al-Rassooli author of Lifting the Veil – the Iraqi born Arabic speaker is considered one of the foremost authorities in the world on the subjects of Islam. Baruch Pletner is an entrepreneur, a scientist, an inventor, and a private pilot. He is passionate about education, the outdoors, and the war on globalism. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Tsionizm.com.