After protests, a new new beginning for Obama and the Arab world

The death of Osama bin Laden. U.S. drones bombing Libya. People forcing change in Egypt and Tunisia. Syria facing sanctions. All of this has happened in the Middle East and North Africa so far this year.This week, President Obama delivered a speech on America’s foreign policy going forward — nearly two years after another speech where he claimed the White House was signaling a new beginning for America’s relationship with Arab and Muslim communities. So is this a new new beginning?

Georgetown University’s John Esposito, the author of the “The Future of Islam” and former consultant to the State Department, talks to Need to Know’s Alison Stewart about the president’s efforts to redefine U.S. foreign policy in the wake of the Arab Spring.

 

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