The recent Iranian presidential election showed that U.S. and international sanctions against Iran are working, Ambassador Daniel Fried, the U.S. global sanctions coordinator, says on this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev."
The U.S.-Russian relationship has always been a complicated and multifaceted one. But, yesterday's U.N. vote, the third veto from the Russia Federation on the issue of Syria alone, is proof that the Obama strategy has failed.
Two weeks ago the crackdown on peaceful protests at the university in Aleppo triggered a hemorrhage of support for the government. The international reaction to the Houla massacre seems set to accelerate that erosion.