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Saudi shakeup gives US an opening with Iran

This can go two ways: toward either war or a new understanding of the balance of Middle Eastern power

By Amir Handjani and Alireza Nader  /  Bloomberg View

Similarly, possibly faulty assumptions when it comes to Iran could pave the way for the permanent erosion of US power in an increasingly unpredictable Middle East.

Amir Handjani is a lawyer, consultant, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a fellow with the Truman National Security Project. Alireza Nader is a senior policy analyst at the nonprofit Rand Corp.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.

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