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Middle East

Raisi’s death throws a wrench into internal Iranian politics

This could destabilize Iran further and complicate the showdown for electing the next supreme leader

Middle East

Hard-liners fight for Iran’s presidency and foreign policy

For the last two years, opponents of negotiating any deal with the United States on the nuclear issue—or any other matter—have been consolidating power.

Washington Politics

Making America Rogue Again

If Trump and Pompeo really want to de-escalate, that means not only backing off from more provocative and deadly kinetic acts; it also means backing off from the economic warfare that started the destructive cycle.