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Shahram Akbarzadeh

War & Conflict

Memo to Middle East: Solve your own problems

The region must stop relying on the US to do the heavy lifting in confronting ISIL.

Politics

Iran is set to reclaim its role as regional leader

Once US troops go home, Iran has the most battle-ready military force to offset regional challenges.

War & Conflict

Why the Ayatollahs are sticking with Bashar al-Assad

The rapid rise of the Islamic State group has effectively bound the Ayatollahs and the Assad regime