Thursday, May 19, 2011

Obama to set out America's new MENA policy

President Obama' is reportedly' going to detail a new American policy for' the Middle East and' North Africa. The' Muslim-majority region is experiencing upheavals' of almost unprecedented scale or proportion. It is now fairly clear that, besides' the Palestine-Israel conflict, there are many other issues in the region, such as the sectarian animosity between Sunni and Shi'ite, socio-political alienation of youth, women disempowerment, mismanagement of economy 'and also' inequitable distribution of national wealth, authoritarianism as well as terrorism. Geostrategic contests also contribute to the regionwide state of flux.