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Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations


It's almost Shakespearean. Since the day he arrived in Washington, Barack Obama’s defining foreign-policy passion has been to get the United States out of Iraq. As president, he had done that. Just last month, he proclaimed at the West Point commencement that “the decade of war” was behind us.


Burns, Nicholas. "The Middle East at a Tipping Point." Boston Globe, July 3, 2014.