Russia’s role in the Iran crisis

In The Boston Globe, Ray Takeyh and Nikolas Gvosdev argue that “Russia’s assault on Georgia may produce no measurable change of its Iran policy.”

“It is one of the rites of passage of the fall – every September, the Bush administration returns to the United Nation for another sanctions resolution against Iran. However, this time there is much consternation in Washington that Russia’s invasion of Georgia – and the subsequent chill that has descended on relations between Russia and the West – has ended any possibility of cooperation between the United States and Russia in dealing with Iran’s nuclear imbroglio. Such fears are overblown.”

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