July 3, 2014

America's New Allies: Russia, Iran, Syria?

Paul Saunders, The National Interest

The Associated Press

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki must be pretty unhappy with the United States.  Facing an existential threat to his country and a political threat to his leadership, Maliki has to contend at the same time with a disenchanted patron in Washington responding much more weakly than he prefers to the former challenge and not at all to the latter (if not offering tacit encouragement to some of Maliki’s political rivals).  So, predictably, he is turning elsewhere for support and to limit his dependence on American help.  Enter Russia, Iran, and Syria.

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TAGGED: ISIS, Syria, Iran, Russia, United States


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