By Fareed Zakaria
Choosing to take on the Middle East peace process might seem like a fool's errand, but there are some practical reasons to pursue it. Unlike with the constant calls for the United States to somehow magically stabilize Egypt or stop the slaughter in Syria, this is actually an issue on which Washington still has enormous leverage and there is a clear path forward where the Secretary of State’s efforts could yield results. And success, even modest success, would clearly change the atmosphere in the region and in the wider Muslim world.
So let's give Kerry credit for using his political capital on one of the oldest, most intractable problems in international relations. I wish him very well. But if I had to bet ... well, I guess I still don't like losing money.