America Deserved a Better Deal With Iran. To Get One It Needed a Better Negotiator

In December of 2013 President Obama laid out the baseline from which any deal with Iran over the future of their nuclear program would be judged: “[W]e can envision a comprehensive agreement that involves extraordinary constraints and verification mechanisms and intrusive inspections, but that permits Iran to have a peaceful nuclear program. Now, in terms…
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Off-Hand Remarks As Definitive Foreign Policy? Only in the Obama Administration

If there was one thing the White House should have learned from its disastrous initial response to the civil war raging in Syria it’s that words are important. One ad-libbed “red line” comment and suddenly you’ve thrust the nation into a foreign policy predicament – if we don’t back you up the U.S. looks weak,…
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