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Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Dec. 5, 2013.
Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, poses for a photograph in Toronto on Dec. 5, 2013.
(Matthew Sherwood For The Globe and Mail)

PATRICK MARTIN

How Tehran used a weakened Obama to get a better nuclear deal

U.S. President Barack Obama has “come full circle” in his Middle East policies, argues Lebanese-born Fouad Ajami, an author, columnist and senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. After years of ambivalence by the White House, the “opening” to Iran Mr. Obama promised in his first days in office back in 2009, has now come to pass in the form of the recent deal he made with Tehran on its controversial nuclear program.