The law of unintended consequences or just bad policymaking? “Iran's influence in Iraq has superseded that of the US, and it is increasingly rivalling the US as the main actor at the crossroads between the Middle East and Asia”, writes a new report from the Chatham House.
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How will this affect Lebanon? In a revival of Jumblat famous quote “Hanoi vs. Hong Kong”, Nadim Shehadi investigates the future of Lebanon torn between the Riviera and the Citadel.