Published September 18, 2013
An article in The Washington Post about the strategy behind President Obama changeable Syria policy quotes Philip Arena, assistant professor of political science, who suggests that Obama’s indecisiveness may actually help the U.S. get what it wants. “The most relevant obstacle to negotiation, up until very recently, might well have been a belief on behalf of [Russian President Vladimir] Putin and Assad that the U.S. couldn’t be appeased,” he said. Arena’s comments originally appeared on the political science blog, The Duck of Minerva.
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