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John Kerry as Secretary of State

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol. Kerry is asking Congress not to approve any new sanctions on Iran while negotiations continue with Tehran (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Reuters columnist David Rohde discusses John Kerry as Secretary of State. Rodhe’s article “John Kerry Will Not Be Denied” shows that while Kerry’s critics call him arrogant, undisciplined, and reckless,  his relentlessness in pursuit of negotiations might produce some of the most important diplomatic breakthroughs in years.

Guests:

David Rohde

Comments [8]

Tony from Canarsie

Regarding politicians being Secretaries of State, here's a few names that your guest might be familiar with: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, Martin Van Buran, etc.

Dec. 03 2013 12:44 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

To Mr Bad

Reality is what it is.

Dec. 03 2013 12:31 PM
Mr. Bad from NYC

I rest my case.

Dec. 03 2013 12:30 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

To Mr Bad

The only way there will be a peace deal is when the name of Jordan is changed back to Palestine, and that country becomes the Palestinian state. There will not be another Arab state west of the Jordan river, and that is the true reality. Some confederation between what is now called Jordan and Area A and B in the West Bank, with Area C annexed to Israel. That is the only possible deal.

Dec. 03 2013 12:26 PM
Taher from Croton on Hudson

The Obama administration early on recognized that the Middle East and Central Asia my not be America’s front line foreign policy priority. That the Eastern Pacific and China’s military, and political provocative stand needs American attention. Hence the need to shut down the Iran nuclear issue and vacating of Afghanistan. Coupled with increase in Pentagon’s spending on the Navy.

Dec. 03 2013 12:22 PM
Mr. Bad from NYC

Why does the guest Blame Obama/Kerry for the lack of a Israel/Palestine deal? Whatever happens with Iran the Netanyahu government absolutely refuses to withdraw from the Jordan Valley so there can be no peace deal. End of story.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/netanyahu-israel-will-never-cede-jordan-valley-1.266329

Dec. 03 2013 12:21 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

I think Kerry is vying for 2016 against Hillary. I don't think he's given up his presidental aspirations and breakthroughs in all of these ME matters could be his ticket.

Dec. 03 2013 12:17 PM
jgarbuz from Queens

I think Kerry is vying for 2016 against Hillary. I don't think he's given up his presidental aspirations and breakthroughs in all of these ME matters could be his ticket.

Dec. 03 2013 12:16 PM

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