Another Step Toward Iran Détente

The futility of U.S. diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the Syrian civil war has long been apparent, but the display of American weakness is reaching new heights this week. The Assad regime’s Russian, Iranian, and Hezbollah allies have been pushing hard against non-ISIS rebels solidifying Damascus’s position while also spilling untold amounts of blood. Separately the U.S. and some of its allies are fighting their own war against ISIS with little evidence of success. As our Noah Rothman noted earlier this week, Secretary of State John Kerry’s strategy is primarily one based on little more than a vain hope that negotiations among the parties will miraculously create a cease-fire.

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Another Step Toward Iran Détente

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