A timely speech to focus the spotlight on the US’s future agenda in the Mideast? A prelude to the launch of a new presidential campaign? Or just another speech full of promises of change and reform in the Middle East? As the rest of the week is geared towards analyzing the in and outs of Obama’s new international engagement strategy, feel free to share your reactions about Obama’s second Mideast speech on our blog. Just in case you missed it, here is the transcript. You can also watch the video below.
And yes, even President Obama refers to the Middle East and North Africa as “the Arab World.” Mr. President, we may disagree on how to balance strategic interests and human values, but we still live in the same world.