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The Israel-Iran Crisis: A Chance to Step Back from the Brink

Israel and its allies fended off almost all the armed drones and missiles fired by Iran on 13 April.

This outcome affords both sides a face-saving way out of what could otherwise be a ruinous broader confrontation. 

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On 13 April, following days of threats, Iran unleashed a massive aerial barrage aimed at Israeli military sites.

The unprecedented flurry of armed drones and missiles, Iran said, was its riposte for an Israeli strike twelve days earlier on its Damascus consulate that killed several senior members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

In the interim…

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