Posts Tagged: middle East
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The biggest disappointment of Obama's presidency, from an Arab perspective, was his lackluster support for Arabs revolting in Egypt and Syria.
To begin with, the United States should drop the demand for regime change in Syria.
Obama can stem the decline of U.S. influence in the Middle East, but only if he gives the people of the region a reason to want it.
Should President Obama hold Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah's hand like George W. Bush did?
Anti-democratic forces in both the United States and the Arab world are using widespread embassy protests to discredit the pro-democracy movement.
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has proved willing to act independently of Washington, but he's not about to leave the fold.
Migrant workers are the slaves of the modern world.
The support that successive U.S. administrations has provided to Salafism and its outgrowth, Wahhabism, is as discouraging as it is bewildering.
The proxy struggle between the United States and Iran has spread to Bahrain. But this Cold War ignores the silent understanding the two rivals have forged against a common enemy in Afghanistan.