We need to see Iran as the implacable adversary it is and then craft a broad strategic approach to it that makes sense.
The United States and its allies must force a Russian retreat through the economic and arms-related steps at their disposal. Their failure to do so risks a more nuclearized world.
Washington has long considered Tehran the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, recognizing that Iran conducts its terrorist activities largely through the IRGC.
Israel has publicly tip-toed around Russia’s invasion. Since Russia crossed Ukraine’s border in late February, Jerusalem has studiously avoided blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin by name.
In their continuing reluctance to impose all possible sanctions on Russia, the United States and its allies were sending a dangerous signal not only to Moscow, but to autocratic leaders in Beijing, Tehran, and elsewhere.