November 6, 2012

Next President Must Lead in Arab World

Hussein Ibish, NOW Lebanon

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The lack of American leadership on Syria feeds the broader problem of a growing impression in the region that the United States is adopting an essentially passive attitude towards the tumultuous changes in the Arab world.

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TAGGED: Arab Spring, Middle East, Libya, Syria, Egypt, United States, 2012


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