"Great effort must be made to establish a dialogue between the regime and moderate elements of the opposition. The world's big players must get involved in earnest and put real pressure on the various parties to come to the negotiating table."
Read Whole Story
The so-called Periphery Doctrine of forming alliance with non-Arab states in the periphery of the Middle East, with which Israel had not direct conflict, has been tossed into the dustbin of history.
Obama's speech to the Arab and Muslim World is creating a new context in which the people of the Middle East can more clearly see justice without the need for more violence.
Get top stories and blog posts emailed to me each day. Newsletters may offer personalized content or advertisements. Learn more.