Case in point: Washington has found no way to stop its loss of influence over Iraq.
With ISIS gone, political realities descend upon the Middle East. So far it is the Kurds that have gotten the short end of the deal.
The U.S. must avoid losing sight of the Iranian regime’s key objectives and priorities, and instead pursue close talks with its European allies, Israel, Iran’s Arab neighbors and even Russia.
We face the prospect of a clash between the two main coalitions led by the United States and Russia over the disposition of a post-IS Syria.
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