February 8, 2014

Kerry Is a Magnificent Secretary of State

Gwynne Dyer, Japan Times

The Associated Press

John Kerry has been U.S. secretary of state for one year, and he has already (1) rescued President Barack Obama from his ill-considered promise to bomb Syria if it crossed the “red line” and used poison gas; (2) opened serious negotiations with Iran on its alleged attempt to build nuclear weapons; and (3) taken on the job of brokering an Israeli-Palestinian peace accord.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: John Kerry


January 31, 2014
How Much Will Kerry's Peace Cost?
Tom Wilson, Commentary Magazine
It doesn’t take a great deal of investigation to discover that neither Palestinians nor Israelis are particularly enthusiastic about the latest U.S.-backed peace initiative. Neither side has been subtle about making known... more ››
February 3, 2014
Israel Is Wining the Peace Process
Larry Derfner, National Interest
This is the opposite of what Kerry had in mind when he set out on his mission. But it is exactly what Netanyahu has been playing for. And it appears the earnest, optimistic American has been played. more ››
February 4, 2014
U.S. Needs a Syrian Reset
Washington Post
For months Mr. Kerry has been assuring the world that Syria’s epic carnage could be best addressed by peace negotiations in Geneva. Their purpose, he insisted, was “specifically and solely” to create a... more ››
January 31, 2014
Obama's Legacy Now in Kerry's Hands
Michael Hirsh, National Journal
John Kerry seems to know exactly what he wants. Whether his president, much less the rest of Washington, is fully behind him is another matter. Despite President Obama's repeated endorsement of "American diplomacy" in his State... more ››
January 31, 2014
How Kerry Put Netanyahu in a Bind
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg View
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is obviously getting somewhere in his attempt to achieve a framework agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, because all the right people -- the far-right people -- are going a... more ››