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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Mohsen Milani on Iran's Goals in Iraq

Moshen Milani, writing at Foreign Affairs (free registration required), offers his views on Iran's likely strategy on Iraq while aiming not to be openly sectarian:  "Tehran Doubles Down:Iran's Plan to Win Iraq's Sectarian War." It's worth a read; we don't see as much discussion of Iran's calculations.

While such geopolitical strategy is left to Iran's Supreme Leader and perhaps the President and the military and IRGC, Iran's Parliament was meanwhile engaged in a crucial debate over whether women's leggings count as pants. After due deliberation, complete with slideshow, they ruled they do not.

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