Tag: John Kerry

U.S. Take Note: Russia Is Back as a Global Power

The U.S. had two options after the Soviet collapse: to integrate Russia into Western security and economic structures or to further isolate and weaken it by expanding NATO to its borders and integrating other former Soviet republics instead. U.S. President George H.W. Bush leaned toward integrating Russia into the West, but he lost his re-election bid in 1992. His successors — Bill Clinton, […]

The Bear Roars Back

Even during a confrontation approaching catastrophic war, leave it to Secretary of State John Kerry to lighten the mood with a touch of comedy gold. Lashing Russia for its troop surge into Crimea as a response to the latest color revolution in Kiev, America’s top diplomat pronounced with a straight […]

Intrigues at Geneva II

“The idea of Montreux” – the idea of engaging in a peace process and national dialog in Syria under international mediation – died before it could be born.  A nasty intrigue, involving the UN Secretary-General and the employment of such petty chicaneries as delaying the airplane carrying the Syrian delegation […]