The Iran nuclear deal is a good one as far as it goes. But Washington has to show it will stand up against Tehran’s regional designs. The place to do that is Syria.
Kenneth M. Pollack is a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution and the author of Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb and American Strategy.
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