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The Takeaway: Normalization deals don’t ‘repair damage’ of Trump policies, says US senator

Democrat Chris Van Hollen takes apart Trump policies in Middle East; Al-Monitor gets the scoop on the art of the deal in Sudan; Turkey’s militarized foreign policy; the gold standard for nuclear power in the Middle East.

US: Van Hollen says Trump’s policies have strengthened Russia and China in Mideast

The Trump administration’s approach to Iran is a "metaphor for everything that this administration has done to undermine American credibility and influence in the world," according to US Sen. Chris Van Hollen in this week’s Al-Monitor podcast, On the Middle East.

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