May 20, 2011

Obama's Energetic New Middle East Policy

Washington Post, Washington Post

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This new formulation would not be credible to many in the region without specifics. So it was important that Mr. Obama called out rulers who are violently resisting change, including U.S. allies. He urged Yemen’s president to “follow through on his commitment to transfer power,” and he castigated Bahrain’s ruling family for “mass arrests and brute force.”

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