James B. Steinberg
Former Brookings Expert
Those who have lost jobs are faring worse in terms of the income they are making. They haven’t had the time or opportunities to retrain, get back into the market, and do the new kind of jobs.
[Trump has] given Iran the moral high ground and that is an exceptionally difficult thing to do given the history and reality of Iran's misdeeds at home and in the region. It's just malpractice on the part of an American president.
The way the Trump administration is moving forward [with its Iran policy] is just so hostile to all aspects of Iran that it’s unlikely to produce any traction with the Iranian people or to encourage divisions within the system.