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After the Iran Deal
After the Iran Deal
Iranian Defense Minister Goes To Russia

Iran starts talk of inking arms deals with Russia—not quite the behavior of a responsible status quo power in the Middle East.

After the Iran Deal
Ten Things That Won’t Be on the Agenda in Tehran

Putin and the Ayatollah are getting together, but there are many things they won’t be discussing. President Obama’s strategic genius, for example.

After the Iran Deal
Iran: Arresting Journalists and Hindering U.S. Aid to Iraq

Noises about centrifuge reductions notwithstanding, Tehran isn’t really showing the friendlier post-deal face some thought it might.

After the Iran Deal
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Unexpectedly, The Middle East Meltdown Continues

It turns out, Iran doesn’t seem to be all that interested in promoting a stable order in the Middle East in cooperation with the United States.

After the Iran Deal
Putin Will Have a Say in Syria’s Future

The Russian President announced that Bashar al-Assad would consent to a coalition government with a “so-called healthy” opposition, while refusing to rule out further Russian involvement in the war there.

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