After Diplomacy Dash - Is Kerry on Kissinger terms with the Middle East?
April 8, 2013 saw the Kissinger Cables break into the wiki-sphere, causing little commotion. Thanks to the intelligence-leaker’s latest filing job (an archiving of already public files) of the notorious shuttle diplomat’s arguably dubious dealings, the US foreign policy power-broker who flourished through his behind the scenes ground-work was thrust into a limelight he might be less than comfortable rehabilitating.
The smooth operator Henry Kissinger, whose contributions to Middle East peace were never overt, might wonder if it was all for nothing, as another secretary of state - who shares - more than an initial - a penchant for travel in the region - is resorting to similar covert intermediary work to pave the way to the that old-school peace summit. Continue reading below »
John Kerry is now attempting the tall order after over four years of all-quiet-on-the-peace-front since Bush Junior’s Annapolis Plan – of reigniting friendly talks between Israel and the Palestinians. His job? To lure both sides to the elusive negotiating table, with the understanding that there will be compromises and sacrifices. Kerry has been wasting no time sussing out both sides and meeting with Israeli and Palestinian key figures as well as other regional players who have a stake in peace.
So far, so coy on the details. But there have been definite inroads made, and if ‘quiet’ might see Kerry pull off his own Camp-David, then we wait with baited breath. For now, the U.S.’s loose peace canon has scuttled off to London for some more diplomacy.
Kissinger cables made barely a splash on the saturated intelligence-scape: will Kerry be clamoring to make his legacy worthy of a Kerry-Gate portfolio?