December 16, 2013

Obama Wanted Action in Darfur -- Why Not Syria?

Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

The Associated Press

If you had said in 2008 that the administration of Susan Rice, John Kerry and Barack Obama would do nothing while a dictator deliberately starved more than a quarter-million of his people, no one would have believed you.

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December 11, 2013
John Kerry Is Israel's Best Friend
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a passionately pro-Israel speech this past weekend at the Saban Forum in Washington. On matters concerning Israel’s security, its international legitimacy and its demographic future,... more ››
December 15, 2013
5 Mideast Points for Kerry to Mull Over
Rami Khouri, The Daily Star
We seem to have arrived at that inevitable moment that we all knew was coming, when the United States would stop trying to be a low-key and ineffective mediator between Israelis and Palestinians, and instead play a more decisive... more ››
December 8, 2013
Has Kerry Eclipsed Clinton on World Stage?
Doyle McManus, LA Times
Has John F. Kerry turned into the unexpected star of President Obama's second term? He was Obama's second choice as secretary of State (after Susan Rice). He's the same windy, stiff Bostonian who ran unsuccessfully for president... more ››
December 6, 2013
Why Should Anyone Believe John Kerry?
Jonathan Tobin, Commentary
Kerry may be still riding the rush he got from succeeding in persuading the Iranians to sign a deal that he has tried to represent as a diplomatic triumph, but he’s likely to strike out on all three counts in the Middle... more ››
December 11, 2013
The Mideast Peace Process Is in Trouble
John Judis, The New Republic
Are the talks between the Israelis and Palestinians headed toward a final deal in April, as Secretary of State John Kerry proposed last July, or are they, like a previous decade of talks, headed toward the dustbin? Recently,... more ››