As conflict tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran, the past week saw attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a new U.S. troop deployment to the Middle East, Iran’s downgrading of its commitment to the international nuclear accord and Germany’s chancellor warning Iran to stick to the deal or face “consequences”.
In these weekly updates, Crisis Group provides context for major events like these. These events are featured on International Crisis Group’s Iran-U.S. Trigger List, a resource infographic tracking developments on key flashpoints between Iran, the U.S. and their respective allies in the Middle East.
The Iran-U.S. Trigger List is a unique interactive map and early warning tool that monitors and analyses the many flashpoints between the two countries, and shows how they are linked to the fate of the 2015 nuclear d