Trump on foreign policy: Keep doing the same thing again and again expecting a different result

American warships in the Strait of Hormuz near Iran, 2016. By Official U.S. Navy Page from United States of AmericaMass Communicatin Specialist 3rd/U.S. Navy Photo — CVN 69 transits the Strait of Hormuz, Public Domain,

How wars start: one step at a time

Iranian students invading the U.S. Embassy in Tehran as part of the Iranian Revolution in 1979. By Unknown — تصاویر تسخیر لانه جاسوسی — 100تصویر با شرح, Public Domain,

In other words, Iran was subject to crippling sanctions for nearly thirty years.

Source: The World Bank.

Imagine the response here if we had to endure such hardships.

Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. By Daniella Zalcman from New York City, USA. Website by en:User:Moshino31. — Posted on Flickr., CC BY 2.0,

So rather than continuing down the different road with Iran that started in 2015, Trump has taken us back to the failed approach of the 1990s and early 2000s.

A Global Hawk drone of the kind that Iran recently shot down. By U.S. Air Force photo by Bobbi Zapka —, Public Domain,

Mike is an Assistant Professor of Management for Legal and Ethical Studies at Oakland U. Mike combines his scholarship with practical experience in politics.

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