So far, in return for stiffing our allies in Eastern Europe by ditching our commitment to a missile shield, Obama has been rewarded with: exactly nothing.
Seemingly bewildered by the task of switching from campaigning in front of adoring throngs to the difficult task of dealing with nations who don't give a fig about America or global stability, Obama has been courting Russia's support for diplomacy backed by the credible threat of sanctions against Iran. In the latest, entirely predictable example of non-cooperation, the Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov torpedoed Obama's plan by indicating that the threat of sanctions against Iran would be counterproductive and premature.
Well, there goes that.
Hey Hillary, Lavrov isn't laughing with you.