U.S. President Obama appoints envoys to Middle East and South Asia


U.S. President Barack Obama named high-profile envoys to be his point-men for the political crises in the Middle East and South Asia.

Obama named George Mitchell, a former U.S. Senate majority leader, to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Richard Holbrooke, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to lead U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Middle East Times analyses the choices in a special report and argues that Obama appears to be shifting Middle East politics into “high gear” as a top priority.

Read full story.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s