“This is a window into how he sees the region rather than what he wants to do,” said Aaron Miller, a former U.S. negotiator and author of “The Much Too Promised Land.” “This guy is very empathetic, but I don’t see a strategy” for achieving U.S. goals.
• Eli Lake contributed to this report.
Barbara Slavin is assistant managing editor for World and National Security at The Washington Times and the author of a 2007 book on Iran, titled “Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation.” Before joining The Times in July 2008, she was senior diplomatic reporter for USA Today. She has accompanied three secretaries of state ...
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