Maximum Pressure: Is the U.S. Campaign Against Iran Working? Featuring Seth G. Jones

Maximum Pressure: Is the U.S. Campaign Against Iran Working? Featuring Seth G. Jones

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On our latest episode of The World Affairs Report, host Angélica Ocampo is joined by Seth G. Jones, director of the Transnational Threats Project. Dr. Jones explains the impact of the U.S. “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, its effectiveness, and what the implications are for both countries and for the rest of the world.

As director of the Transnational Threats Project and a senior adviser to the International Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Seth G. Jones has been continually researching battlefield tactics as nations adapt to threats of conflict by non-state actors in addition to traditional combat planning. Dr. Jones has previously advised numerous commanding officers of U.S. Special Operations Command and others at the Department of Defense, giving him a unique insight into how operational planning takes place on the front lines. 

Video Resources from the Center for Strategic & International Studies:

The IRGC-Quds Force: Iran’s Secret Military Empire

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force controls sub-state Shia militias all over the Middle East. CSIS’s Seth Jones and Joe Bermudez explain how Iran trains and deploys these proxy forces to expand their regional influence.

Iran’s Threats to Saudi Critical Infrastructure

Iran has the missile and cyber capabilities to significantly damage Saudi Arabia’s oil, desalination, electricity, and other important facilities. CSIS’s Seth Jones explains how the United States can help protect Saudi Arabia’s critical infrastructure and deescalate the situation.