July 10, 2015


Big loser in any nuclear deal with Iran may be Russia (Agnia Grigas and Amir Handjani, July 10, 2015, WSJ)

As Iran and six world powers edge closer to solidifying an accord that puts limits on Tehran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief, a unique opportunity presents itself for the West. The United States and its European partners could begin to decouple the unnatural Iranian-Russian alliance to reign in Moscow's hegemonic ambitions, as well as bring Iran back into the global economic fold. Competition between Moscow and Tehran would reduce Russia's influence in the Middle East, unlock Iran and may even serve Europe's future interest as it looks for alternatives to Russian gas.

Posted by at July 10, 2015 7:42 PM

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