Official Responses to the Arab Spring by the U.S. Federal Government
"For six months, we have witnessed an extraordinary change taking place in the Middle East and North Africa. Square by square, town by town, country by country, the people have risen up to demand their basic human rights. Two leaders have stepped aside. More may follow. And though these countries may be a great distance from our shores, we know that our own future is bound to this region by the forces of economics and security, by history and by faith.
Today, I want to talk about this change -- the forces that are driving it and how we can respond in a way that advances our values and strengthens our security."
President Barack Obama
"Moment of Opportunity"
May 19, 2011
Read more: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/05/19/remarks-president-middle-east-and-north-africa
Questions to consider:
How are has the U.S. constructed new global geopolitical dynamics in the wake of a historic shift in the Middle East?
What interests must the U.S. be concerned for when dealing with transitions in the Arab World?
In 2011-2012, how does technology affect the way governments must create their geopolitical codes?
What goes into adjusting the U.S. geopolitical orientation to the Arab World and beyond?