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Introducing MEDG’s Weekly Perspectives Feature

This week we’re starting several new features on the MEDG blog.  On Mondays and Fridays we will be debating a timely and interesting issue impacting the Middle East.  On Monday we will post the discussion topic, and then on Friday we will have two of our officers from the group state their own perspective/opinion/outlook and encourage any readers to chime in with their own comments. Some weeks this may take the form of a pro/con debate while in others we’ll throw out a more open-ended question. For this week, our question is thus: What should the Obama administration do about the situation in Egypt? Make sure to check out the blog on Friday for our perspectives. Until then, happy reading!


One Response

  1. I think that the Obama administration is doing the right thing by calling for Mubarak to leave power and supporting free and fair elections.
    The administration needs to support democracy in Egypt while still keeping its distance. The U.S. needs to offer its assistance in setting up elections and in helping the government transition after the elections.
    Egyptians want freedom, a strong economy and jobs, so I think that they will have a desire to stay allied with the U.S. post-Mubarak, as long as the U.S. does not reach to far into their government or election process. In the coming months the U.S. should make it clear that our primary interest in Egypt is ensuring free and fair elections.

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