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The "Obama Doctrine" is finally taking shape – with the Atlantic magazine revealing its most salient points through a series of conversations with the U.S. president – but the insights are not all flattering, not least when it comes to the Arab world. In summation, President Barack Obama doesn't want U.S. responsibility for the Arab world's problems; would prefer it sort out things on its own; and that Europe pick up more slack.The Arab world does need to take stock of its own issues, and its leaders ought to at least begin processes that would allow it to fill the void the withdrawal of U.S. power would leave.That's a damning condemnation of both the Arab world and the European continent – and Obama is right to be infuriated by it.It is constructive to encourage the Arab world to sort its own problems out, rather than rely on the U.S. or other powers to do so.
In the new Egypt, public opinion actually matters
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