Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bitter Lemons Intl. Middle East Roundtable for June 09
Middle East Roundtable

Edition 16 Volume 9 - June 09, 2011

US policy toward Arab revolution
• Out of Arabia - Issandr El Amrani
President Obama's latest speech on the Middle East generated a shrug from the region.

• The voice is Obama's; the hands are Bush's - Joel Beinin
Obama's support for democracy in the Arab world sounded like Bush-era rhetoric.

• Much ado about very little - Chuck Freilich
The US will support reform where it serves its interests and as long as the price is minimal.

• Obama's emerging philosophy of self-determination - Daniel Kurtzer
Obama articulated a kind of political "liberation theology" that he says will guide US policy.

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