Check out Massimo Calabresi's fascinating account of secret dealing between the US and Iran over re-purposing uranium stockpiles for peaceful uses. It's an impressive feat of cooperation between France, Russia, the US and Iran. Just a small thing. But telling - not least because it suggests there's more going on under the slipstream with this president than he lets on, and because it shows that a less dictatorial US can indeed get its partners to act and its foes to negotiate.

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