John Kerry’s legacy on the line

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March 3rd, 2014

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Michael Corgan, College of Arts & Sciences

Russia’s brash Ukrainian incursion has put U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry squarely on the hot seat, and experts predict his response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s actions, starting with a trip to Kiev tomorrow, gives him a chance to repair shaken confidence in America’s influence and define his own legacy — but could put him at odds with President Obama…

Expert quote:

“President Obama said he had drawn a line about actions in Syria, and nothing much happened, so his credibility isn’t all that high right now, and this is a much harder situation than Syria. We’ve done about what we can do, which is put one of the highest-ranking officials on the scene … there’s simply no military force or arms capability that can do anything in the region.”

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