Why Has Tehran Allowed Russian Bombers to Use an Iranian Base?

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In a highly dramatic development, Russian bombers have begun using an Iranian base for bombing missions over Syria. Why Moscow would want to do this is clear: flight time to Syria is much shorter from northwestern Iran than from southern Russia.

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Mark N. Katz is a professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, and a non-resident fellow at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington. Links to his recent articles can be found at www.marknkatz.com

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Why Has Tehran Allowed Russian Bombers to Use an Iranian Base?

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