November 3, 2014

COMMON CAUSE:

How the U.S., Not Iran, Is Making Concessions (MICHAEL SINGH, 11/03/14, WSJ)

In short, what has changed is not Iran's strategy but the American response. We are choosing to overlook, rather than counter, long-standing Iranian policies. This-combined with the concessions we have made in the nuclear talks, the ambiguity of U.S. policy toward the Assad regime and rising tensions with once-stalwart allies in the region-reinforce the impression that the United States, not Iran, is undergoing a strategic shift.

The rapproachment is driven by two simple recognitions : Iran's that it needs our help to grow its economy; ours that the WoT has been about empowering the Shi'a and fighting the Salafists.

Posted by at November 3, 2014 6:27 PM
  

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