“It was warned that transferring the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem could prompt massive anti-American protests in the Arab and Muslim worlds. The move was greeted with the equivalent of a diplomatic shrug. The administration was then cautioned that killing Soleimani would trigger dangerous Iranian retaliation, potentially leading to yet another costly U.S. war. Thirty Iranian ballistic missiles but no American deaths later, Trump’s team can yet again depict its critics as unduly alarmist.” Of course, given the timing, the Bibi/Trump “peace” plan had obvious political purposes. But its contents also tell us something about power shifts in the Middle East. An interesting analysis from Robert Malley and Aaron David Miller in Politico Magazine: The Real Goal of Trump’s Middle East Plan.