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While leaders prevaricate on climate issues, the toll is growing — this time in the form of devastating bushfires. At the outset, Iran had mainly defensive aims, seeing strategic threats to allies, Shia communities, and the broader axis that compelled deeper involvement. With growing military capacity and political skill, these partners have legitimized their arms, checked domestic rivals, and consolidated support amongst their bases.
The axis provides Iran reach, power, and influence across the Middle East but, like most alliances, poses challenges and vulnerabilities.
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Continuing regional turmoil, rising tensions with state rivals, and growing confidence from recent victories suggest Iran will continue military adventurism in the coming years. But to what extent, and for what purpose? Iran has several courses of action COA to pursue. With partner strong, battlefields stable, and no strategic threat from regional rivals, Tehran adopts a defensive posture and maintains only small cadres of IRGC-QF to advise allies, leaning on Hezbollah to lead them. Iran forward deploys more sophisticated weapons to the battlefield, while also transferring them to key allies.
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Iran surges manpower and high-end weaponry to the field, while partners sustain or increase foreign deployments. Iran has secured influence and footholds in key Middle East theaters and is emboldened to pursue a more aggressive strategy against regional rivals.
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An ascendant axis poses a formidable test to U. Iran has multiple motivations—defensive and offensive, strategic and ideological, pragmatic and punitive—driving intervention. Contesting state rivals is an Iranian objective but may not be the primary one.
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Effective strategy requires an accurate diagnosis of the nature of these wars and the motivations of the combatants. These non-state groups now have requisite military, political, and constituent strength to weather a slowdown in Iranian support. Risk Trade-offs: Weakening or expelling Iran from the region could work at cross-purposes with other U. Without viable U. In Yemen, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula could again exploit a Houthi rollback, as it did in , to expand influence.
Regional Tinderbox: The axis commitment to mutual defense and geographic dispersion of capabilities risks conflict in one theater reverberating in another and escalating into regional war.