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Discussion Topics – Western Involvement

It’s Monday, so I’m going to post a discussion topic and on Friday we’ll see responses from some of the MEDG officers.  Feel free to weigh in with comments here, or with responses on Friday.

So the question is, How involved should the United States be during these revolutions and protest movements throughout the Middle East? For example, the leaders of Tunisia and Egypt were American allies.  So are the leaders of Bahrain and Yemen.  Does that create requisite US involvement?  Over involvement results in calls from leaders like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad claiming that the United States is interfering in the domestic affairs of Middle Eastern states.  But situations like the current one in Libya almost beg for outside involvement (Qatar has called for UN Security Council intervention).  So where is the line? Do we try to do good, or try to do what best serves American interests?  Can we do good if the assumption will be that we are only serving American interests?

(I know that this is similar to a discussion question from two weeks ago, but a lot has happened since then)


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