middle east http://wkms.org en Commentary: Obama's Foreign Policy Gamble http://wkms.org/post/commentary-obamas-foreign-policy-gamble <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the same week Congress decides on whether or not to </span>defund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> the Affordable Care Act and/or prevent a government shutdown, President Barack Obama made his remarks to the United Nations General Assembly, outlining the role of the United States in the Middle East and Worldwide. Commentator, Murray State History Professor and Foreign Policy Analyst, Dr. Brian </span>Clardy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> examines the underlying message of the Presidents&#39; speech and its potential challenges. <em>Please note that the views expressed in this commentator are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of WKMS.</em></span></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:59:34 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 35323 at http://wkms.org Commentary: Obama's Foreign Policy Gamble Commentary: The Necessity of a 2nd Madrid Conference http://wkms.org/post/commentary-necessity-2nd-madrid-conference <p>The Madrid Conference of 1991 was an attempt by the international community to start a peace process through negotiations involving Israel, Palestine, and neighboring Arab countries. With quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20349280">Palestinian militants now targeting Tel Aviv with missiles</a>, Commentator and History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy says now is the time for the White House to initiate a second Madrid Conference.</p><p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 24584 at http://wkms.org Commentary: The Necessity of a 2nd Madrid Conference The Morning Cram [Middle East Outrage, Madisonville-China Partnership, Southern Illinois Edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-middle-east-outrage-madisonville-china-partnership-southern-illinois-edition <p><strong>From NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/09/14/161119154/inciting-outrage-film-spurs-delicate-u-s-response">Inciting Outrage, Film Spurs Delicate U.S. Response</a>.</p><p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:58:52 +0000 Dave Shinall 22088 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [Middle East Outrage, Madisonville-China Partnership, Southern Illinois Edition] Grimes off to Middle East to check military http://wkms.org/post/grimes-middle-east-check-military <p>Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is in the Middle East this week, part of a group of U.S. officials reviewing military voting procedures.&nbsp; Grimes says members of the military who are risking their lives abroad must be ensured the right to vote in elections back home.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:51:28 +0000 The Associated Press & Todd Hatton 21896 at http://wkms.org Grimes off to Middle East to check military