How America’s Myopic Focus on Iran Hinders Its Russia Policy

How America’s Myopic Focus on Iran Hinders Its Russia Policy

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Aaron Stein
Rather than driving a wedge between itself and Europe on Iran, the United States should focus on a shared concern: Russian aggression on the periphery of the NATO alliance and its efforts to influence outcomes in Western elections.
…NATO must to manage these internal divergences over the Russia threat, all the while deterring Moscow. Russia, by contrast, does not have to worry about alliance management, and can instead punish countries along or near its periphery for cooperating with the United States…
…A distracted United States, wedded to a policy of coercion and bent on forcing allies to adhere to its view of the world, operating unilaterally and with little regard for critical institutions like NATO, simply creates the conditions for a raiding Russia to exploit.

https://warontherocks.com/2018/08/how-americas-myopic-focus-on-iran-hinders-its-russia-policy/


In an oddly phrased and capitalized tweet last week, President Donald Trump warned Iran that if it threatened the United States, it would face

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