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The Mideast's new reality

The Mideast's new reality

The multiple wars roiling the Middle East have rarely made for stranger bedfellows than the U.S. and Iran, which unexpectedly now find themselves backing opposite sides in some conflicts while simultaneously working hand-in-hand against mutual foes in others. Not surprisingly, neither country is entirely comfortable with this arrangement. Yet the ambiguity inherent in such a relationship is increasingly likely to become the norm as the traditional nation states that once provided stability and a sense of identity for people in the region are collapsing. No better example of this confused state of affairs exists than the current fighting in Yemen. There, Houthi rebels backed by Iran are...

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