Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Iranian Nuclear Deal and US Foreign Policy Schizophrenia

By Mark LeVine
Palestine Chronicle


What seems clear from Kerry’s comments on Egypt is that the Obama Administration has determined that one way to square accounts with its old friends as it pursues a foreign policy breakthrough with Iran, will be to engage in an even more blatant whitewashing of the history, motivations and consequences of the pro-democracy protests – which in fact began in Iran in 2009 – and say nothing as their allies (re)tighten their grips on their societies.
That such policies hew to the classic rationality of Realpolitik will give little comfort to the citizens across the region who should expect even less US support for real democratic reforms in the near future."

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