President Barack Obama speaks at the Saban Forum during the Brookings Institution's 10th annual Saban Forum titled “Power Shifts: U.S.-Israel Relations in a Dynamic Middle East,” at the Willard Hotel in Washington, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The 2013 Forum is examining the political changes tak…
WASHINGTON — President Obama said Saturday he believes the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
The passing of Nelson Mandela leaves a waning number of global figures representing freedom and resilience against oppression — and a changing world that makes it harder for anyone to approach Mandela’s iconic power.
The news media love anniversaries, and this month’s surge of commemoratives marking the assassination of President Kennedy is just the opening bell for a media observance that will go on for years — the 50th anniversary of the ’60s.