December 18, 2017

So, Who Won the War in Iraq? Iran

Mohamad Bazzi, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR
August 30, 2010
GlobalPost
BEIRUT, Lebanon — In February 2003, as he marshaled the United States for war, President George W. Bush declared: “A new regime in Iraq would serve as a dramatic and inspiring example of freedom for other nations in the region.”
Now, as the U.S. military […]

Expect More Adventurism From Iran

By MOHAMAD BAZZI
Wall Street Journal
Beirut
Shortly after the rigged election and popular uprising in Iran, a seductive conventional wisdom emerged in Western policy-making circles: The Iranian regime, if it survived, would be significantly weakened by internal problems and would abandon its regional ambitions. Tehran’s influence in the Middle East will diminish as the hardline regime scrambles […]