The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, in conjunction with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), hosted a panel discussion titled “Arab Uprisings and Mass Politics: Possibilities, Constraints and Uncertainty” featuring Laurie Brand, Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California, and Steven Heydemann, Senior Advisor for Middle East Initiatives at USIP. Haleh Esfandiari, Director of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center, moderated.
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[ed note:'' excerpt'' ... An attendee asked whether the U.S. government should be indifferent to maintaining Morsi’s government in Egypt and his apparent consolidation of power. Brand answered that it depended on how any given administration defines its interests. “What is the highest order of interests? Stability? Peace treaty?” [[[[[[[Heydemann noted that the U.S. was initially interested in building on the Muslim Brotherhood’s electoral victory in order to build a relationship with the new Egyptian government,]]]]]]] but has recently shifted its approach to weigh more heavily expectations on democratic practices and institutions in its assessment of the Morsi government’s performance. Another attendee asked about the implications of Qatar’s increased role in the region for mass movements. [[[[[[[Brand explained that the Qataris are interested in supporting Muslim Brotherhood groups in the region in order to increase their own influence, and was driven largely by their desire to play a greater role in public diplomacy. Asked about the role of mass politics in Bahrain, Hydemann suggested the U.S. has been strongly encouraging the Bahraini government to take the National Dialogue seriously.]]]]]
[ed note:when the us main allies like Qatar support muslim brotherhood openly,this implicates outrigth us support for the mushrikun brotherhood as well!!more on steve heydemann... regime change inc. (from plan b to c) - THENAKEDFACTS Older Post - THENAKEDFACTS