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Obama Al Arabiya Interview

Iran: Strategy and Tactics

Richard Klass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Klass

Iraq, Israel-Syria talks, Gaza and Lebanon all affect and are affected by the US-Iran imbroglio. The Middle East is one of the most interwoven political webs on the globe.

Obama: The Eloquent Superman - The Al Arabiya Interview

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Wajahat Ali

Obama: "The language we use has to be a language of respect...the language we use matters." So does enlightened diplomacy. Let's hope Obama ushers in real change by implementing both.

Obama's Impressive Beginnings as an Honest Broker in the Middle East: The Psychology of Perspective-taking Where Perspective is Hard to Find

Drew Westen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Drew Westen

Obama understands the essence of diplomacy: to step out of your own shoes and into the minds of the others around the table, with the goal of achieving your own interests by influencing their minds.

Obama Al-Arabiya Interviewer On How He Snagged President

The Huffington Post | Rachel Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

CNN's Wolf Blitzer spokes with Hisham Melhem, the Al Arabiya Washington bureau chief who conducted the first television interview with President Obama...

An Open Letter to President Obama on Future Appearances on Arab TV

Dean Obeidallah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dean Obeidallah

If an Arab interviewer asks a question you don't like, take off your shoe and throw it at him. That will show everyone in the Arab world that you really understand us.

"Abu" Obama's Muslim Stimulus Package

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The true test of Obama's presidency will not only be the innovative statecraft of its regional diplomacy, but also his ability to mobilize a comprehensive initiative to lift the Arab world out of its economic and social poverty.