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A New Beginning

President Obama’s 2009 speech to the Arab world lays out his foreign policy goals and messages for the Middle East. Given six months before the start of the Arab Uprisings, this is a useful frame for evaluating the United States’ response to the Arab Uprisings, as it allows students to consider whether or not that response reflected the ideals presented in the speech.

The White House Archives
Barack Obama