On the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Presidents Obama and Putin both said today that diplomacy, not force, is the hope of the future. Each accused the other of making the world more dangerous — at the same time offering to work together to restore order in a violent world. But, while their goals may sound the same, their differences -- on Syria, Ukraine and other places of conflict -- will make agreements difficult, if not impossible. Russia may not be not the superpower the Soviet Union was, but Putin is finding ways to challenge Obama as a world leader.
Diplomacy, Dictators and Double-Speak at the United Nations
Somini Sengupta - New York Times - @SominiSengupta, Michael Crowley - Politico - @MichaelCrowley, Julianne Smith - Center for a New American Security - @Julie_C_Smith, James Jeffrey - Washington Institute - @washinstitute, William Pomeranz - Wilson Center - @kennaninstitute