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The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

The infinity war. Stephen Wertheim and Samuel Moyn explain how the “United States has slowly slid away from any plausible claim of standing for peace in the world.”

Don’t mistake the exiled pro-Trump opposition with the Green movement. Maysam Behravesh reports on the significant differences between the “fake opposition” focused on regime change and the real opposition inside Iran.

“Maximum pressure” thwarted the effort to contain the IRGC. Loosineh Markarian shows how reneging on the JCPOA undermined Rouhani and strengthened the IRGC.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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