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Unrest in Breakaway Region of Moldova Could Be Part of Putin’s Grand War Strategy

‘All he really needs to do,’ one analyst tells the Sun, ‘is to create chaos in Moldova, Romania, and elsewhere and show that the West will fail to react — and for that he doesn’t need tanks and jets.’

Mikhail Metzel, Sputnik, Kremlin pool via AP

Watch Iran’s ‘Sham Election’ To See Who’s Rising Within the Regime

‘The regime is picking winners, and Iranians are on to this schtick,’ one observer tells the Sun. Dissidents at home and abroad are urging a boycott, hoping past records for low turnout will be eclipsed on Friday.

Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP

Many See Palestinian Leadership Reshuffle as Simply a Cosmetic Move To Please Washington

President Abbas, who has led the Palestinian Authority since his election to a four-year term 18 years ago, is designating a confidante, a former economy minister, Mohammed Mustafa, as new prime minister.

Ludovic Marin/pool via AP, file

Biden, Reversing Policy of the Trump Era, Wheels on Israel, Declaring Jewish Settlements in West Bank Illegal

‘Our administration maintains a firm opposition to settlement expansion,’ Secretary Blinken says — bringing at least a temporary end to the ‘Pompeo Doctrine.’

AP/Gustavo Garello

Even as Israel Works To Crush Hamas, It Anticipates Wider War With Hezbollah

A top White House adviser, Amos Hochstein, has been visiting Beirut and Jerusalem for weeks in an attempt to convince Hezbollah to move its forces a few miles away from the Israeli border and avert war.

AP/Hussein Malla

Biden’s Early Errors on Iran Are Handcuffing Washington in Middle East and Beyond

Under the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, a total ban on Tehran’s exports of missiles and drones expired in November. Last fall’s failure to strike down the UN writ legalized Iranian arms deals with Russia, making it difficult for America to push back.

AP/Osamah Abdulrahman
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