August 13, 2014

Are Iran and the U.S. Partners Now?

Walter Russell Mead, The American Interest

The Associated Press

America and Iran both want Maliki out of power in Iraq. Does that make them strategic partners in the Middle East?

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TAGGED: Nouri Al-Maliki, Iran, Iraq, Middle East, Barack Obama, U.S. Foreign Policy

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