Saturday, April 23, 2011

Check out "Obama's Middle East Head Spin" and "The Evolution of Arab Revolutions"

The Daily Beast: Obama's Middle East Head Spin, 23 April 2011
The president's ineffectual statement on Friday's massacre in Syria is the latest act in a White House drama that began in 2009, starring a brilliant intellect who is nonetheless confounded by events. Christopher Dickey and John Barry on Obama's flailing foreign policy—which appears headed for unmitigated disaster

Video on Al Jazeera English: The Evolution of Arab Revolutions, 21 April 2011
t seems some regimes will stop at nothing to resist change. So with no unified leadership or clear agenda, and with domestic complications in each and every country, is this truly a revolution? And if this is an Awakening – what path will it follow – that of Turkey? Of Iran? Or rather a third way, an Arab way. Joining Marwan Bishara to discuss these issues are: Rabab el-Mahdi, a professor of political science at American University, Cairo; Christopher Dickey, Middle East editor of Newsweek and The Daily Beast; Patrick Seale, author of The Struggle for Arab Independence.

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