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.

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