But there is a way out, if the major powers take a strong diplomatic initiative.
Turkey's growing economy and diplomatic initiatives have led to its recognition as a regional power.
Taken together, the new economic and diplomatic initiatives suggest two possibilities.
"Yet, in the past few days alone, we've seen his Administration back away from a critical diplomatic initiative on global warming."
There was not even a call for any form of diplomatic initiative to be taken against Iraq.
"A third of the population has been driven out, and diplomatic initiatives are at a dead end," it said.
In the spring of 2003, there were several unsuccessful diplomatic initiatives.
As for the international diplomatic initiatives, they are hardly likely to reassure us.
This is indeed the time for bold Israeli diplomatic initiatives.
It is seen as an unusual move for a country that does not often take the lead in diplomatic initiatives.