Iran’s Iraq Calculations

Iran’s Iraq Calculations

September 16, 2014

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style="">With the spread of ethnic and sectarian violence in Iraq – brought to new levels of terror by the rise of the Islamic State (IS) – Iran’s image as an island of stability in </span><span style="">a conflict-ridden</span><span style=""> Middle East may be short-lived. Its government – already struggling to manage a decrepit economy and tricky nuclear negotiations with the international community – now </span><span style="">faces</span><span style=""> serious questions over its Iraq policy and a “winner-takes-all” mindset that could eventually threaten Iran’s own national security.</span></p>

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Iran’s Iraq Calculations

Iran’s Iraq Calculations

September 16, 2014

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style="">With the spread of ethnic and sectarian violence in Iraq – brought to new levels of terror by the rise of the Islamic State (IS) – Iran’s image as an island of stability in </span><span style="">a conflict-ridden</span><span style=""> Middle East may be short-lived. Its government – already struggling to manage a decrepit economy and tricky nuclear negotiations with the international community – now </span><span style="">faces</span><span style=""> serious questions over its Iraq policy and a “winner-takes-all” mindset that could eventually threaten Iran’s own national security.</span></p>

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Iran’s Iraq Calculations

Iran’s Iraq Calculations

September 16, 2014

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style="">With the spread of ethnic and sectarian violence in Iraq – brought to new levels of terror by the rise of the Islamic State (IS) – Iran’s image as an island of stability in </span><span style="">a conflict-ridden</span><span style=""> Middle East may be short-lived. Its government – already struggling to manage a decrepit economy and tricky nuclear negotiations with the international community – now </span><span style="">faces</span><span style=""> serious questions over its Iraq policy and a “winner-takes-all” mindset that could eventually threaten Iran’s own national security.</span></p>

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Iran’s Iraq Calculations

Iran’s Iraq Calculations

September 16, 2014

<p class="font_8" style=""><span style="">With the spread of ethnic and sectarian violence in Iraq – brought to new levels of terror by the rise of the Islamic State (IS) – Iran’s image as an island of stability in </span><span style="">a conflict-ridden</span><span style=""> Middle East may be short-lived. Its government – already struggling to manage a decrepit economy and tricky nuclear negotiations with the international community – now </span><span style="">faces</span><span style=""> serious questions over its Iraq policy and a “winner-takes-all” mindset that could eventually threaten Iran’s own national security.</span></p>

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