30 Issues: The Mideast
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
30 Issues in 30 Days is our election year series on the important issues facing the country this election year. Today: The status of relations between the U.S. and countries in the Middle East. Visit the 30 Issue home page for all the conversations.
Open Prep: Questions, Articles, and Links to Get You Started
- What are the U.S. alliances within the region?
- How do Romney and Obama differ in their foreign policy style?
- What issues does the recent attack in Libya raise?
- Are Iran's nuclear ambitions a serious threat?
- What obligations does the U.S. have to Israel?
What are your key questions on this topic? Post them below and get the conversation going!
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- Rami Khouri, director of the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut, discusses the options on the table for the United States in dealing with the turmoil in the Middle East. Khouri also writes a twice weekly column at The Daily Star Lebanon.
- David Makovsky, senior fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at The Washington Institute and co-author with Dennis Ross ofMyths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East