The new alliance against Iran has had no successes at all. If anything, in the last year Iran's hand has been strengthened in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.
With the capture from Islamic State militants of an enclave in southern Damascus, the city and its suburbs are now in the hands of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the first time since 2011.
Interviews with multiple U.S. officials and advisers make it clear that America's closest allies had no chance of persuading the president to accept even a toughened-up version of the nuclear deal.
A grass-roots movement of activists, journalists and other political newcomers say their one-seat victory in Lebanon's 128-seat national assembly is cause for celebration.
A digital copy of the magazine, produced by American Media Inc., was shared with Saudi officials in Washington almost three weeks before its publication.
The leaders of Russia, Iran and the Hezbollah group in Lebanon say the Western attack has damaged prospects for a political settlement to the country's seven-year conflict.
The filmmaker follows up his award-winning "Lebanon" with a moving reflection on the interplay of history and fate.