Tuesday, May 05, 2009

If Wishes were Fishes ...

The State Department's new "Fact Sheet" on "smart power" contains the following note:
The State Department will be disciplined in evaluating foreign policy choices; weighing the costs and consequences of our action or inaction; gauging the probability of success; and insisting on measurable results.
Rhetorically, it sounds great; but let's see if it actually happens.

Wish fulfillment gone bad is the subject of a short essay I did for The Atlantic Council; we have gotten diversity of routes for energy out of Eurasia--but just not diversity to the West.

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