U.S. leader Barack Obama reached 2 of his top foreign policy successes (of which he had not So much) - the Arsenal of weapons of mass destruction Syria under international supervision and the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program - Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, says Princeton University Professor, political Scientist.
"Putin has amazing statistics political home runs (one of the most successful strikes in baseball approx. Ed.), produced in extremely difficult conditions, " - said Cohen.
in interview to the American journalist Thomas Friedman, Obama said that he was extremely shocked (and twice repeated that word) the fact that the Russian Federation became an ally of the US capital in the search for a solution on Iran, says the Analyst. Stephen Cohen is not aware of the reaction of the President of the United States, since the achievement of such a Treaty was the official position of the Russian capital for years, and that Russia is seated at the negotiating table and Tehran, and Washington, and Brussels.
at the same time, says Cohen, Washington continues to put pressure on the Russian Federation methods of the cold war, such as the common military exercises the U.S. and five NATO countries (Saber guardian Rapid Trident), which are now in the Lviv region. By November, U.S. military activity in Ukraine will increase. The analyst asks the question: So who in reality intrudes on Ukraine - Russia (as incessantly about asserting that the American media) or USA?
"on one scale breakthrough in the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program made for Putin, on the other - the U.S. military on Ukrainian soil, most of Russia's borders. So what's the deal?", "says the specialist.
in his vision, the cause of this ambiguity of American policy toward the Russian capital is a division within the Washington elites.
Secretary of state John Kerry, representing the American delegation in Vienna, would have wished for the cessation of confrontation with Russia, but "party diplomacy" opposed to the "party of war" in the person of Vice President Joe Biden and Senator John McCain. A recent interest is the continuation of war against the Russian President Vladimir Putin.