• November 12, 2008

More on Obama and the Middle East

More on Obama and the Middle East

It can’t be avoided so let’s make it quick. First, Scott MacLeod at Time Magazine’s Middle East Blog writes on Rahm Emanuel and his potential influence on Obama’s Middle East policy; Second, James Brazier at the Diplomatic Courier, offers his take on how the U.S. should play the “Saudi-Iranian Cold War” under an Obama administration, all-the-while hinting at Lawrence J. Korb having a position in the new administration; Third, Daoud Kuttab, former Professor of Journalism at Princeton, writes in the Jerusalem Post on the hope for democracy in the Middle East after Obama’s victory; Fourth, Ximena Ortiz at the National Interest Online tracks Obama’s potential to remain true on campaign promises related to Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan; Finally, fifth, Shashi Tharoor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Thomas H. Kean, Lee H. Hamilton, Linda Chavez, Jeffrey Sachs, et al, give their two cents on what “Job One” should be for the president-elect.