As the world watches the events unfold between the United States and Iran, it can seem that more questions are raised than have been answered. Stratfor analysts Emily Hawthorne and Rodger Baker discuss what we know about the escalation, what is not known and what Stratfor forecasts for the next few weeks. Open questions include the roles of Saudi Arabia, Yemen's Houthi rebels, Israel and the United Arab Emirates. One thing is clear: Iraq is absolutely essential to what is unfolding in the Middle East.
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