The Hard Line

In a somewhat amusing turn of events, Iran’s foreign minister is warning the West against appeasement, urging NATO to eschew negotiations with the Taliban. Whatever the merits of Iran’s view of this situation, it’s a reminder of how odd the high-levels of US-Iranian tensions are. Our two countries’ interests are by no means identical, but they’re actually pretty similar in the scheme of things, including strong shared interests in checking jihadism in Central Asia.