At home and abroad, Putin is facing mounting opposition over his invasion of Ukraine.
At this critical moment, Washington needs a post-JCPOA strategy that will force Russia, China, and Iran to take notice.
Biden’s commitment to reviving the nuclear deal is not only problematic in terms of curbing Iranian nuclear activity, but it also threatens to undercut his effort to restore relations with Riyadh that have become increasingly important to U.S. strategic interests.
However odious the regime on Riyadh, a clear-eyed, sober-minded, prepared Biden can advance U.S. interests when he meets with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Washington lacks a comprehensive strategy to constrain Iran’s regime while strengthening U.S. ties to its people. An increasingly realigned Middle East requires more than ever that it develop one.