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Obama's Top Five Challenges in the Middle East

By November 9, 2012

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obama wins 2nd termWhat are Barack Obama's top five challenges in the Middle East as he begins his second mandate? Without the pressure of electability, US presidents proverbially get more adventurous in the second term, but the to-do-list is nevertheless daunting.

Israeli-Palestinian process, Iran's nuclear program, the Al Qaeda threat, the civil war in Syria, and the uncertain situation in Egypt will top the president's agenda over the next for years.

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