February 8, 2012

The China, Russia Factor in the U.S.-Iran Standoff

CSIS, Center for Strategic and International Studies

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US competition with Iran has become the equivalent of a game of three-dimensional chess, but a game where each side can modify at least some of the rules with each move. It is also a game that has been going on for some three decades.  It is clear that it is also a game that is unlikely to be ended by better dialog and mutual understanding, and that Iran’s version of “democracy” is unlikely to change the way it...

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