At the beginning of this year, I made the following observation:
More than halfway through 2010, the Obama administration has made some progress on a number of the foreign policy challenges facing the United States. There has been a modest breakthrough in Washington's previously contentious relations with Moscow. Not only did a new Iran sanctions resolution pass in the U.N. Security Council, the European Union agreed to severely curtail its economic and business links with Tehran. A "surge" is set to begin in Afghanistan, and the U.S. is preparing to wind down its combat mission in Iraq. ...
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