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In Partners or Competitors? The Future of the Iran-Russia Power Tandem in the Middle East, Ambassador John E. Herbst, director of the Atlantic Council’s Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center, writes that Russia and Iran are currently drawn into partnership over common regional interests and anti-American policies and sentiments despite centuries of historical rivalry.

While the strategic partnership between Russia and Iran might not survive long-term shifts in either country’s politics, it remains inimical to US interests in the short-term. 

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