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Obama Cairo Speech

From Cairo to Goldberg

James Zogby | Posted 04.30.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The recent article in "The Atlantic" was disappointing in that it presents a portrait of a President who appears to have given up trying to deliver on the promise of his 2009 Cairo speech. He has resigned himself to an "unfixable" Middle East and "thrown in the towel", blaming the Arabs for this failure.

Oren's Orgy of Self-Justification

James Zogby | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
James Zogby

The book is instructive and disturbing on many levels. First and foremost, I was struck by the arrogance and the sense of impunity with which Ally was written. No one who criticizes Israel is spared from Oren's venomous pen. Two targets receive special attention: President Obama and liberal American Jews.

We Need to Know More, But the 'Experts' Aren't Helping

James Zogby | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To hear these "experts" pontificating about Islam or Arab culture is more than annoying. It's downright dangerous. Instead of elevating the discourse, they dumb it down. And instead of making us aware of the enormous complexities involved in these conflict zones, they reduce them to simple and easy clichés.

The Story Behind the Polls

James Zogby | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

To pick one result, while ignoring this "big picture" is to "miss the forest for the trees." Pointing out a result is as easy as finding a number on a chart. But understanding the meaning of that result is the key to making sense of this or any poll.

Obama Passes Through the Minefield of UN Week (But Sets Up A Potential Explosion Next Year)

William Bradley | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
William Bradley

Like a ship navigating through a strait filled with mines, President Barack Obama succeeded in getting through this year's United Nations week gathering of heads of government in New York without damage to his re-election. But he also set up a potentially explosive confrontation during his second term over Iran's nuclear program.

Selective Counterterrorism Practices Threaten Social Mobility of American Muslims

Sahar Aziz | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics
Sahar Aziz

At the Brookings' U.S. Islamic World Forum in Doha, Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough was asked whether President Obama would implement his Cairo speech commitment to stop government discrimination against American Muslims.

Reclaiming the Revolution: Women in Cairo Refuse to Be Sidelined

Anushay Hossain | Posted 02.20.2012 | World
Anushay Hossain

What Egyptian women are showing us today is truly revolutionary because they are refusing to be sidelined in determining the future of their country. They were and are a part of Egypt's revolution.

McCain Counters Cheney On Calls For Obama Apology

Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

In an appearance Monday on CNN, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) appeared to reject a suggestion from former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Li...

A Decade of 9/11: Past, Present and Future

Paul Heroux | Posted 11.08.2011 | World
Paul Heroux

A decade after 9/11, where have we been, where are we now, and where are we going?

US on Wrong Side of History in Arab Spring

Michael Hughes | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Michael Hughes

Although President Barack Obama's 2009 Cairo address to the Islamic world was designed to invigorate U.S.-Arab relations, America's capricious policies in the face of pro-democracy uprisings in the Middle East have betrayed his words.

The Obama-Shaped Leadership Void

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.28.2011 | Politics
Ethan Casey

One of my purposes in this column is to help myself and my readers understand a rudderless country with a feckless president, a military caste with an...

A Spring Forgotten

Ronit Avni | Posted 07.28.2011 | World
Ronit Avni

When it came to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, President Obama curiously fell back on language about governments and treaties rather than individual freedom and human dignity.

How About an "American Spring"?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics
Deepak Chopra

Without an American Spring, the Arab Spring is still on its own. This country will keep supporting despots and royal families in the Middle East, and we won't stop being the world's largest arms dealers.

Marcus Baram

CHART: Obama's Middle East Speeches Compared | Marcus Baram | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Since President Obama's much-praised speech at Cairo University in June 2009, a lot has changed in the Middle East. Thursday's highly a...

Obama's Reset: Arab Spring or Same Old Thing?

Nick Turse | Posted 07.17.2011 | World
Nick Turse

On Thursday, Obama will "reset" American policy in the Middle East with a major address. But barring an almost inconceivable policy shift, all signs indicate that the Pentagon will quietly maintain antithetical policies.

The Embarrassments of Empire

David Bromwich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Bromwich

Sovereign nations cannot have feelings as people do -- but there are times when they would blush if they could. The ascent of the administration to the perfection of embarrassment was gradual, and its stages deserve to be remembered.

10 Effects of the Fall of the Modern-Day Pharaoh

Hussam Ayloush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Hussam Ayloush

The fall of Egypt's modern-day Pharaoh and the establishment of a true democracy will likely shape that volatile region more than anything since the fall of the Ottoman Empire.

A Nobel Nomination for WikiLeaks? What About Bradley Manning, America's Liu Xiaobo?

Ali A. Rizvi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ali A. Rizvi

Snorre Valen, the Norwegian Member of Parliament who nominated WikiLeaks, was probably on to something.

Politics and Nonsense on Egypt

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
James Zogby

When U.S. politicians discuss critical Middle East matters, their remarks either display an ignorance of facts, are shaped more by political needs than reality, or are just plain dumb. Egypt provides a case in point.

2010 Poll: Egyptians Dislike Obama, See U.S./Israel as "Threats," Want Clergy More Political

John Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Zogby

Based on our polling done there last summer, we know that Egyptians are disappointed with Barack Obama and have a decidedly negative view of U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Inshaallah Twitter

Parvez Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Parvez Sharma

While it is still too early to call the protests in Egypt a revolution, Cairo has been under siege for 48 hours. The three-decade long rule of a despot -- and the country's role as an American ally -- is being challenged.

Obama: Pro-Israel at the Two-Year Mark

Steve Sheffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Sheffey

President Obama has provided more security assistance to Israel than any president in history; he's created an unprecedented level of military cooperation between the United States and Israel.

It Takes A Movement: Moral Centering And Political Recalibration

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

An election like this one always calls for both moral centering and political recalibration. Leaders of both parties were talking the morning after the election about cooperation to solve the nation's problems. That will likely also take a movement.

The Biggest Lies About Islam

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Azeem Ibrahim

I spend a lot of time in the US, and it is striking how pundits and columnists repeatedly get away with making claims about Muslims and Islam which fuel mistrust between Muslim countries and the West.

The Middle East Peace Process: Opposing Views

Reza Aslan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Reza Aslan

Schleifer: I am not giving up on Obama or on the direct negotiations he has tried to revive. Aslan: Is any other way to describe the present state of affairs other than utter failure?