The ceasefire should be in place this Saturday, if Russia is prepared to allow it. Because without any intervention on the ground, the United States carries less and less influence.
America must exercise all available means of exerting pressure to prevent Saudi Arabia and Iran from continuing to flirt dangerously with war.
If there is one adjective to describe U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, that word is "tireless." That is what President Barack Obama called him after the Iran nuclear agreement. It was also the compliment Kerry heard the most last week when he was honored as <i>Foreign Policy's</i> Diplomat of the Year.
Foreign affairs ministries usually have a classic nickname, such as the Yellow House in Caracas, the San Carlos Palace in Bogotá, or Itamaraty in Brazil. In Latin America, there is more talk of the White House than "Foggy Bottom” – the area in western Washington where the main headquarters of the U.S. [Department [Read more]
When Barack Obama notes that “every country” but Israel supports the deal, forgive him if he overlooks Canada; given our grudging skepticism, it’s easy.
During his first six years in office, “No-drama Obama” became known for his dispassion and restraint. Suddenly, he’s breathing fire without regard for whom he burns.
Obama's style collects another undeniable triumph. There are many differences between Cuba and Iran, but they have something in common: the victory of classic diplomacy and dialogue with the enemy. This is the great lesson.
Essentially it became a pretty clear choice; if not now, then when?