May 30, 2012

The Iran-Negotiations Marathon

An institutionalized enmity that has taken over three decades to build will not be undone over the course of a few meetings. Success will only come if diplomats place a premium on patience rather than quick fixes. Diplomacy is hard, but the taboo of sustained U.S.-Iran dialogue has been broken–and that is diplomacy’s great promise: one can never predict where discussions will lead once they have started.




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