America's Challenges in the Greater Middle East: The Obama by S. Akbarzadeh

By S. Akbarzadeh

The center East has been the center piece of yank international coverage for many years. As President Barack Obama faces carrying on with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the nuclear debate in Iran and the ubiquitous Israeli-Palestinian clash, the way forward for this quarter is once more firmly within the overseas highlight. America’s demanding situations within the larger center East charts U.S. coverage in the direction of key center japanese states and evaluates the influence of the present Administration’s guidelines. This edited quantity brings jointly scholarly opinion from a various variety of world-recognized specialists and is the definitive textual content at the Obama Administration’s engagement with this unstable, but politically important, a part of the realm.

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15 Obama’s more tolerant and respectful posture toward the Saudis has been reflected in many public statements by senior officials of his administration. It showed clearly in a speech delivered in November 2009 by William Burns, who was the undersecretary of state for political affairs in the final years of Bush’s presidency and retained that post under Obama. “I’ve learned that a little humility goes a long way in the exercise of American power and purpose in the Middle East,” he said. “There is no substitute for determined American leadership in the Middle East.

In unusually blunt language, Saud said that “the question is not what the Arab world will offer. . indd 40 5/16/2011 1:21:41 PM S au di A r a bi a : A C on t r ov e r s i a l Pa r t n e r s h i p 41 Obama’s early mistake in calling for a total freeze on Israeli settlement expansion aggravated this issue. The Israeli government led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu predictably refused, and Obama appeared to back down. The Saudis saw this sequence as a demonstration that when it came to Israel, Obama would be no different from his predecessor: He might say promising things, but nothing would happen, just as nothing happened after Bush stated his commitment to a “two-state solution” that included an independent Palestine.

The whole world knows what a settlement should look like— withdrawal from all the occupied territories, including Jerusalem, a just settlement for the refugees, and an equitable settlement of issues such as water and security. In other words, this is the Abdullah plan. In unusually blunt language, Saud said that “the question is not what the Arab world will offer. . indd 40 5/16/2011 1:21:41 PM S au di A r a bi a : A C on t r ov e r s i a l Pa r t n e r s h i p 41 Obama’s early mistake in calling for a total freeze on Israeli settlement expansion aggravated this issue.

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