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Syria’s al-Assad:  Trump “a natural ally”

Syria’s al-Assad: Trump “a natural ally”

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | - - In an interview with Portugal television Wednesday, according to al-Hayat, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad said that Donald Trump will be "a natural ally"…
The Short-Lived Russia-Iran Axis

The Short-Lived Russia-Iran Axis

By Michael G. Roskin | (Informed Comment) | - - Russian use of an Iranian airbase led some to see a Russia-Iran axis. They jumped the gun and surmised too much. In…