Obama to lay out post-Arab Spring vision
May 19th, 2011
08:13 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama to lay out post-Arab Spring vision

Washington (CNN) - In the wake of the Arab Spring protests across the Middle East and North Africa, President Barack Obama will pledge U.S. economic assistance to Egypt and Tunisia on Thursday in a speech highlighting his administration's revised policies toward the changing region.

The highly anticipated address at the State Department will touch on all the Middle East-North Africa flash points - the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Libya, Syria, Iran and the recent killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden - with a focus on Obama's plan for how the United States can help the region develop through political and economic reforms, according to administration officials.

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  1. New Age Independent

    "Arab Spring", what a bunch of garbage.

    May 19, 2011 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS

    Regardless of what the President says in his speech, the tensions in the Arab world are not going to ease.

    May 19, 2011 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Gotta keep the oil producing countries and the oil producing regions stable. If you do not like the idea of foreign aid to Egypt and Tunisia maybe you would prefer Trump's solution (just invade the country and take the oil by force) Or, we could take John "Surge" McCain's route, which means taking one of the rebels off the street and making him President. Or, we could take Rep. Rand Paul's approach, which is to sit back and do nothing while the sources of oil our nation depends on are destroyed or commandeered by forces unknown.

    Or we could move in a little closer to intimidate the violent to stay their hand, find out who is the most peaceful and support them. That is not a permanent solution either. Most everything short of WW3 has already been tried.

    May 19, 2011 08:40 am at 8:40 am |
  4. Rudy NYC

    New Age Independent
    "Arab Spring", what a bunch of garbage.
    Ahem. You know, ah. Fox News who invented that term.

    May 19, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |