New York (CNN) - President Obama's address to the United Nations covered a lot of ground, but the Mideast peace process dominated his remarks.
Obama delivered 1,082 words on the subject, as he issued an urgent appeal for all nations to help push the peace process across the finish line.
According to Mideast expert Aaron David Miller, this heavy focus demonstrates the Obama administration's deep desire to see a breakthrough on its watch.
This latest push, he said, signifies an attempt to show world leaders that he "cares about it." And that despite a tough year on the domestic front, he's just as committed as ever to seizing a critical window of opportunity.
But Miller also warned about the pitfalls of a "putting it all on the line" strategy. "When rhetoric goes up so does expectations," he said.
With so much domestic turmoil, particularly when it comes to fixing the U.S. economy, Miller suggested that President Obama sounded "like a guy who understands his domestic handicaps," and is searching for a big win on the international stage.