Geopolitical Tremors America, Nuclear Talks and the New Middle East

The US is rethinking its approach to the Middle East and has even found commonalities with erstwhile archenemy Iran. Meanwhile, relations with traditional American allies, such as Israel and Saudi Arabia, are cooling. A nuclear deal could further the shift.
The Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland is the site where the US and Iran are hoping to reach a nuclear deal on Tuesday.

The Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland is the site where the US and Iran are hoping to reach a nuclear deal on Tuesday.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Switzerland.

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Switzerland.

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Map: Iranian and American Influence in the Middle East

Map: Iranian and American Influence in the Middle East

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