Freedom vs. Stability in the Middle East

Cary, Mary Kate
February 2011
U.S. News Digital Weekly;2/25/2011, Vol. 3 Issue 8, p17
The author discusses the importance of stability in the Middle East to the U.S. She notes the perceptions of Americans that when it comes to the Middle East, the choices are between stability and freedom. Some indications that the U.S. want stability in the Middle East include U.S. President Barack Obama's silence during the failed Green Revolution in Iran. The issue of stability is also the underpinning of Obama's 2009 speech at the Cairo University in Egypt.


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