Published: Saturday, 27 September 2014 20:23
By INU staff
INU- Can Iran be viewed as an ally in the battle against ISIS? In an editorial that appeared in the Washington Post last Friday, three prominent foreign policy experts argued that even in spite of the rise of ISIS, the Iranian regime remains the most serious threat to long-term stability in the Middle East. The editorial by Dennis Ross, Eric Edelman, and Ray Tayekh anticipated and discounted Iranian attempts to work with the US against Sunni militants. The authors remind us that in the past Iran has participated in attacks against US forces and Western interests whenever it was confident that it was not in danger of direct retribution.