The Biden Administration is eager to reverse the Trump administration’s policy of “maximum pressure” on Iran and reenter the Iranian nuclear deal, or JCPOA. Xiyue Wang, who spent 40 months as a prisoner in Iran on false charges of espionage, shares his criticism of this approach. What is the nature of the Iranian regime? What is problematic about “Obama-style engagement”? And what should U.S. policy toward Iran be?

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