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U.S. withdrawal from Iraq makes Iran ‘strategic winner,’ says Robin Wright

“Iran is clearly one of the strategic winners out of this,” said Woodrow Wilson Center scholar Robin Wright, speaking of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq on CNN.

Wright told “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley that the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq means that the historic tensions between Arabs and Persians are likely to resurface and that while Iranians will have influence with many of the top leaders in Iraq, “it doesn’t necessarily mean that the Iraqis are going to become the next Iranian province.”

Allen McDuffee writes about politics and policy and covered think tanks for The Washington Post from 2011 to 2013. He freelances and hosts a podcast at governmentality.net and is currently working on a book about the influence of think tanks in Washington.

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