The new year brings hope for fresh thinking in the Obama administration on foreign affairs. Prompt decisions on a few key issues could enhance our posture, improve our security and contribute to the pursuit of peace. Here are moves that should be on the agenda:
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is livid over President Obama’s telephone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and over the prospect that the standoff over Iran’s nuclear program may be resolved by diplomacy.
It was doubtless a coincidence the other morning when National
Public Radio related the death in Afghanistan of a 19-year-old Ohio
soldier who, from the biographical material they gave, was a fan of
Ohio State football.