Restructuring U.S. Foreign Assistance in the Wake of the Arab Spring
O'Sullivan, Mathew, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs
Foreign aid is the U.S. government's most significant and wide-reaching channel of involvement in the Middle East. Through financial assistance, Washington seeks to influence markets, militaries, societies and governments abroad. But just as recent popular uprisings demonstrate the Arab world's disapproval of long-standing regimes, so too do they indicate objection to the external powers that have backed and funded the region's status quo.
A recent poll by Zogby International reveals that favorable attitudes toward the United States in the Middle East are lower now than they were in 2008, during the last year of George W. Bush's presidency. This represents a marked shift from the …
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Publication information: Article title: Restructuring U.S. Foreign Assistance in the Wake of the Arab Spring. Contributors: O'Sullivan, Mathew - Author. Magazine title: Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. Volume: 30. Issue: 7 Publication date: September/October 2011. Page number: 51+. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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