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


There will be no rest for the weary as President Obama confronts a daunting foreign policy agenda in 2014. Obama had the success of the Iran talks and a deal to remove Syria’s chemical weapons this past autumn. But as the new year begins, he also faces criticism by close friends Israel and Saudi Arabia of what they see as uncertain and indecisive leadership.


Burns, Nicholas. "Obama's 2014 Foreign Policy Challenges." Boston Globe, January 2, 2014.