Much ado about nothing

I know many foreign policy mavens are obsessed with Obama’s trip to Israel, and we are already seeing an explosion of punditry attempting to tell us What It All Means. Because I don’t think the trip will accomplish anything worth remembering, I’ve decided to refrain from commenting unless something surprising or significant occurs. So far, ...

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Stephen M. Walt
By , a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University.
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I know many foreign policy mavens are obsessed with Obama's trip to Israel, and we are already seeing an explosion of punditry attempting to tell us What It All Means. Because I don't think the trip will accomplish anything worth remembering, I've decided to refrain from commenting unless something surprising or significant occurs. So far, nada.

Instead, I gave an interview to The European (an online publication in Germany) offering a post-mortem on Iraq and its implications for transatlantic relations. You can read it here.

I know many foreign policy mavens are obsessed with Obama’s trip to Israel, and we are already seeing an explosion of punditry attempting to tell us What It All Means. Because I don’t think the trip will accomplish anything worth remembering, I’ve decided to refrain from commenting unless something surprising or significant occurs. So far, nada.

Instead, I gave an interview to The European (an online publication in Germany) offering a post-mortem on Iraq and its implications for transatlantic relations. You can read it here.

Stephen M. Walt is a columnist at Foreign Policy and the Robert and Renée Belfer professor of international relations at Harvard University. Twitter: @stephenwalt

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