A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Monday, June 1, 2009

The Week of Obama

This is the week President Obama will be going to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, and delivering his much awaited address to the Arab and Muslim worlds from Cairo University. (The US Embassy only just confirmed the venue, but since the university has been sealed off and spruced up over the past week, it had become an open secret.) This has caused a veritable outbreak of punditry, of course, and I'll be adding to it in due course, but in the meantime there's plenty of other commentary:
There's a lot more out there, but this is a sampling.

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