The Arab Spring caused dramatic changes and created new regional realities.
Beijing is gaining energy-leverage in the region that is comparable only to that which Moscow enjoyed during the Cold War.
The muted impact of relief should make clear that any back-treading would also result in limited additional pain on Iran.
America's energy transformation over the past decade has prompted the Trump administration to call for an age of American energy dominance.
The only way forward to avert a full-blown North Korean nuclear arsenal is by radically modifying the constants and variables that are holding the current trajectory in place.
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