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Dome of the rock and wailing wall in Jerusalem, Israel
An Iranian long range surface to surface Qadr missile and an anti-aircraft gun are displayed in a war exhibition organized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in a park in southern Tehran to mark the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war on September 23, 2021. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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An Iranian long range surface to surface Qadr missile and an anti-aircraft gun are displayed in a war exhibition organized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in a park in southern Tehran to mark the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war on September 23, 2021. (Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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michael_doran
michael_doran
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Senior Fellow (Non-Resident)
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Taliban fighters keeping a watch at an outpost in Tawakh Village of Anaba district, Panjshir Province, on July 8, 2022. (Photo by Wakil Koshar/AFP via Getty Images)
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Taliban fighters keeping a watch at an outpost in Tawakh Village of Anaba district, Panjshir Province, on July 8, 2022. (Photo by Wakil Koshar/AFP via Getty Images)
A Russian army T-72-B3 tank fires during military exercises at the Raevsky range in Southern Russia on September 23, 2020 during the "Caucasus-2020" military drills gathering China, Iran, Pakistan and Myanmar troops, along with ex-Soviet Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus. - Up to 250 tanks and around 450 infantry combat vehicles and armoured personnel carriers will take part in the September 21 to 26 land and naval exercises that will involve 80,000 people including support staff. (Photo by Dimitar DILKOFF /
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A Russian T-72 tank fires during joint military exercises between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Iran, Pakistan, and Myanmar at the Raevsky range in Southern Russia on September 23, 2020, during the "Caucasus-2020" military drills. (Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP via Getty Images)
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