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Iran’s Priorities in a Turbulent Middle East

  • Divergent views of Iran’s ambitions are driving proxy wars from Syria to Yemen.

To stop disastrous direct confrontation, it is crucial to close the perception gap and that Iran and its adversaries take mutual steps toward de-escalating tensions.

  • What’s new?

Iran is a rising power in the Middle East, having exploited opportunities arising from the U.S. invasion of Iraq and wars in Syria and Yemen.

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Prae 5eBut where the Islamic Republic’s enemies see a grasping would-be empire, its own strategists see an embattled state redressing historical wrongs.

  • Why does it matter?

On several fronts, from Syria to Yemen, tensions between Iran and its foes are heightening.

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