After spending over 20 years with the New York Times, mostly as a foreign correspondent, Kinzer decided to leave the newspaper business in 2006 to teach and devote more time to his real interests in hot spots spanning the globe.
Does Turkey's new, more independent foreign policy represent a threat to America? Or might it present an opportunity for a new alignment that addresses and de-escalates the conflicts of the broader Middle East?
Iran appears to have shifted to a public diplomacy strategy; instead of simply making proposals to US officials which they expect will be ignored, they are attempting to speak directly to the US public.
With regards to Iran, there is a consensus that the choices for the U.S. are diplomacy or war. But as long as "diplomacy" is defined as how we can compel Iran to say "Uncle", it is nearly certain it will fail.