June 28, 2012

Contain the Islamist Revolutions

Ephraim Sneh, Foreign Policy

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The rise of anti-Western Islamist movements -- exemplified this week by the victory of the Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi in Egypt's presidential election -- represents a grave threat to U.S. interests and values in the Middle East. The next president of the United States, on the day after the election in November, will have to cope with this new reality. If he is to be successful, he must develop a strategy that takes into account the new state of affairs in this region and develop a long-term strategy to unite America's friends and confront its enemies.

Unfortunately, the new reality in the greater Middle East is bad for the United States and its allies, including my country.

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TAGGED: Islamists, Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt, Arab Spring

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