10 August, 2020

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For The United States, Arab Spring Raises Question Of Values Versus Interests

By David D. Kirkpatrick –

CAIRO — Barack Obama came here as a new president in 2009 to proclaim “a new beginning” in American relations with the Muslim world, grounded in support for the dream of Arab democracy and “governments that reflect the will of the people.”

He could not have guessed that the demand for Arab democracy would instead become one of his presidency’s greatest foreign policy challenges, forcing whoever wins the November election to confront tough trade offs between American values and interests..

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