The New York Times quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Frederic C. Hof on the differences between President Obama and Secretary Kerry in foreign policy:

“There’s probably a psychological difference between the two,” said Frederic C. Hof, who worked on Syria as a State Department official during Mr. Obama’s first term. “The president is at peace determining that something is just a loser, that if he touches it, he’s going to make it worse. Whereas Kerry has the typical American engineering approach to things — there’s a problem, there’s a way to fix it, somehow.”

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