How political uprisings in Middle East may force the U.S. to rethink its foreign policy strategy

February 8, 2011

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Last fall President Obama met with Jordan's King Abdullah II, one of many Middle East leaders who may see a change in US policy.

Recent political unrest in North Africa has many rethinking U.S. foreign policy in the region. It remains to be seen, however, if changes in Egypt, Tunisia and elsewhere will produce a paradigm shift in the U.S. approach. We’ll hear a range of opinions. We hear from Michael Rubin of the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Ahmad Sadri, professor of World Studies at Lake Forest College, Professor Stephen Walt of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and Diane Singerman, professor of Middle East Politics at American University. Her most recent edited books are “Cairo Contested: Governance, Urban Space, and Global Modernity”, and “Cairo Cosmopolitan: Politics, Culture, and Urban Space in the New Globalized Middle East.”