The president couldn't answer a simple question about Israel and Egypt, which speaks volumes about U.S. human rights policy.
It's going to be a little harder this time around.
The dangers of another, even greater, U.S. escalation in Afghanistan are rising; the continuing war in Iraq is exploding anew; the possibilities-but-still-dangers in U.S. engagement with Iran remain hopeful but tense; and U.S. diplomatic engagement in the Middle East is still designed to fail.
Let the games begin.
Our Middle East expert will speak in Kalamazoo, MI on issues facing the troubled region.
US threw a protective arm around Israel, but failed to stop the UN Human Rights Council from endorsing accountability efforts.
A grand alliance of religious groups and secular progressives can help realize the vision of Obama's Cairo speech.
Has the Obama administration capitulated to Israel or made a shrewd calculation?
To promote the conditions for peace in the Middle East, the U.S. should tie security assistance to Israeli settlement policy.
To reach a peace settlement in the Middle East, the United States has to put pressure on Israel and reach out to Hamas.