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The psychology of why we’re so gung ho about war with Iran

Two polls published Tuesday show that a majority of Americans support a pre-emptive strike on Iran. Why? According to a new paper, the way we talk about Iran might have something to do with it.

How do Israelis and Americans feel about the drumbeat toward war with Iran?

War with Iran? Sanctions, oil embargo and threat to close trade route add to tension

Economic sanctions have driven the Iranian currency to record lows, and a new oil embargo could drive the Iranian regime to desperation. Is war on the horizon?


Iran may be much closer to nuclear weapons than we thought. What happens next?

Israelis are furiously debating the possibility of an air strike on Iran after reports that the regime is nearing a nuclear bomb. Is war with Iran a possibility?


Burma’s nuclear puzzle

Some say the country’s repressive military junta is trying to build nuclear weapons. But can the claims be verified? Need to Know investigates, and speaks with ProPublica Managing Editor Steve Engelberg.

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