Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

Say what you will about the tenets of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s politics, but at least he has a sense for the theatrical. Iran’s president said Monday that he would like to hold a meeting with President Obama when he visits New York in September for all the world to see. I will be ready for talks, […]

The Obama administration is opposed to regime change in Iran. President Obama believes in the concept of moderate Islamism; hence, his support for Turkey’s crypto-Islamist government and his undermining of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in an attempt to curry favor with the Muslim Brotherhood.  An overthrow of Iran’s Islamist system would complicate matters for Obama, […]

Surely, you must be following the current climate concerning a potential new U.S. foreign policy for the Middle East. June 6, 2009 – President Barack Obama prepares to depart for his first trip to the Arab world, the administration’s escalating pressure on Israel to freeze all growth of its settlements on Palestinian land June 16, 2009 – […]

“The Obama Speech”, as in the historic speech U.S. President Barak Obama gave to the University of Cairo on June 4, 2009.

I stayed up till 3 am to listen to Obama’s speech on Al Jazeera English. I doubted he would mention Lebanon, as the country is traversing Parliamentary Elections. U.S. President Barak Hussein Obama addressed the whole Muslim world from Cairo. My jaw dropped while chewing, as the U.S. president mentioned the Maronites in Lebanon, the […]

U.S. President Barak Obama is holding his ground on Israel. As he prepares to travel to the Arab World, he reiterated on NPR that he supports a freeze on settlements and said “Part of being a good friend is being honest. And I think there have been times where we are not as honest as […]

It is only a few weeks since Barack Obama’s arrival in the White House was hailed across the Arab world as a time of rare hope and promise. Expectations were always exaggerated – in part because of the sheer relief that the Bush years were finally over. Still, there have already been some memorable moments: the […]