Adam Quinn is a senior lecturer in international politics at the Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) and the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security (ICCS) at the University of Birmingham. He holds a PhD in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and previously studied at the University of Glasgow. He served as convenor of the US foreign policy group of the British International Studies Association in 2008– 12, and as principal investigator on the Economic and Social Research Council seminar series ‘The Future of American Power’ in 2013–14. He is the author of a number of publications on American foreign policy and international relations, including: ‘Obama’s National Security Strategy: Predicting US Policy in the Context of Changing Worldviews’, Chatham House (Royal Institute for International Affairs) research paper, Jan 2015, National Ideology from the Founders to the Bush Doctrine (Routledge, 2010); ‘The Art of Declining Politely: Obama’s prudent presidency and the waning of American power’, International Affairs, 87:4 July 2011, pp.803–824.
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Adam Quinn highlights the domestic factors inhibiting President Obama’s negotiating position with Iran, but concludes that these inhibitors are unable to de-rail an agreement and that Obama’s strategy might ultimately be vindicated.