Biden has said that he wants to take a more conciliatory approach with Iran, but the Iran-al-Qaida relationship makes that challenging.
Kabul releases ten Chinese spies;
Beijing turns up the heat on Hong Kong Catholics;
NYSE reverses itself again, delists PRC telecoms;
China shifts from Russian to home-grown engines;
State lifts restrictions on contacts with Taiwan
Suddenly, Iran's ayatollahs are on the offensive once again.