Sadly (but happily for Russian President Vladimir Putin), that is the reality of a world in which the US has abandoned any pretense of global leadership.
[W]hen it comes to foreign policy, where it is preferable to be two or three steps ahead, Donald Trump is more of a brawler than a chess player.
Tehran is potentially leveraging the lack of appetite among the US electorate for a new war in the Middle East.
Why is the Middle East betting on Beijing, and to what extent can China fill the political void left by the diminishing American presence in the region?
The five countries remaining in the nuclear agreement ... must support the Iranian economy and hurry with measures that safeguard against a worsening of the situation.