Inside Story
Obama's Middle East address
A look at the US administration's policy towards the Arab Spring.
Last Modified: 20 May 2011 16:58

On Thursday, Barack Obama, the Us president, spoke of a change of strategy towards the Arab world. 

Millions have been protesting across the Middle East against their governments, calling for regime change, but did Obama offer any substance?

He also spoke of creating a Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, but he did not specify how this would be achieved.

This special edition of Inside Story takes a closer look at what the US president's speech means for the future of the Middle East.

Inside Story with presenter Shihab Rattansi, discusses with Hillary Mann Leverett, a former state department official; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat chair at the University of Maryland; and Daniel Levy, a former senior adviser to the Israeli government.

This episode of Inside Story aired from Thursday, May 19, 2011.

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