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Entries by Shadi Hamid from 01/2009

"What to Do About Hamas?" Three Options, None of Them Very Good

| Posted 01.09.2009 | World

Thomas Friedman writes that "America's goal has to be a settlement in Gaza that eliminates the threat of Hamas rockets and opens Gaza economically to ...

Why Did Obama Choose Al-Arabiya for His First Major Interview?

| Posted 01.28.2009 | Media

Obama's remarks to al-Arabiya showed a willingness to engage, to listen, and to move toward a dialogue where Arabs are spoken to not as victims or villains, but as partners.

After the Al-Arabiya Interview, What Obama Must Now Do in the Middle East

| Posted 01.29.2009 | World

On Monday, President Obama, for his first major interview, spoke to the second largest Arabic satellite channel in the world. His comments to Hisham M...