Posts Tagged ‘Geneva’

Is the “P6” Now Ready for Prime Time in Geneva?

November 18, 2013

Marc Ginsberg (Ambassador to Morocco, 1994-1998)

Cross-posted from Ambassador Ginsberg’s November 17, 2013 op-ed in The Huffington Post.


November 10 will not go down as a stellar day for U.S. diplomacy. The premature faux hoopla over the scuttled first-stage nuclear agreement with Iran yielded little more than a legacy of miscues and a dozen eggs on Uncle Sam’s face. Inadequate consultation with its allies, and overly eager to bring home the bacon, the U.S. received a failing grade for not doing its homework before showing up for its crucial Iran test. Rule 1 in foreign policy: never have your secretary of state hightail to a negotiation unless the diplomatic soufflĂ© is ready to come out of the oven so he/she can take credit for the diplomatic delicacy.