Yesterday we pointed to a story about China’s alliance-making with global bad actors, part of its efforts to quench its growing thirst for oil. In today’s Washington Post, Robin Wright follows up, focusing on Iran. Readers of James Fallows’ seminal article on Iran in the new Atlantic Monthly know that our options around that country’s nuclear ambitions are already few and grim — an alliance with China is certainly not going to help that situation.
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