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How to Drive a Wedge Between Russia and Iran

The two countries’ shared Middle East interests don’t extend much beyond keeping Assad’s blood-drenched Syrian regime in power. That presents an opportunity.



Foreign ministers Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, Sergei Lavrov of Russia, and Walid Muallem of Syria at a joint press conference in Moscow on October 28, 2016. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images.
Foreign ministers Mohammad Javad Zarif of Iran, Sergei Lavrov of Russia, and Walid Muallem of Syria at a joint press conference in Moscow on October 28, 2016. KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images.
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Sept. 18 2017
About the author

Eran Lerman is senior research associate at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in Israel.


The two countries’ shared Middle East interests don’t extend much beyond keeping Assad’s blood-drenched Syrian regime in power. That presents an opportunity.

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