Interesting little article on FP Pipeline politics redux By Steve LeVine Worth reading the whole thing. Both Beijing and Gazprom are running rings round us. Edited to add: And The new Iran sanctions are a bigger deal than they seem and Actually, they're really not by Levitt and Drezner. Drezner has a point, smart sanctions won't work but that is all that Beijing's going to tolerate as it's got its eye on Iran's gas reserves. Actually faced with a skilled evader like Qom even dumb sanctions are not going to work in the time frame available.