Over the course of the last few days, a sea change has swept over the Arab world. In Tunisia, voters turned out in droves for a democratic national election; a whopping 90% of registered voters went to the polls. And next door in Libya, new leaders declared the country liberated from the iron-fisted rule of Moammar Gadhafi – and the start of the nation's transition to democracy.
This morning on American Morning, Ali Velshi speaks with Jane Harman, the CEO of the Woodrow Wilson Center, live from Tunis to discuss the future of a democratic Middle East.
This morning, Israeli authorities said that at least six Israelis were killed and more than two dozen others were injured in southern Israel today when attackers fired shots at a bus, assaulted Israeli soldiers, and fired mortars and an anti-tank missile.
This report comes at the same time as the leaders of France, Germany and the United Kingdom join President Obama in calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Asad to step down as violence in the country persists.
Today on American Morning, Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, former Middle East presidential adviser and former Ambassador to Morocco, weighs in on the attacks in Israel and discusses if the international pressure on Syria will change Asad's course of action in the country.
As the conflict in Yemen escalates, government forces have unleashed some of the heaviest shelling yet on their tribal rivals.
With the situation spiraling out of control, Outside Magazine journalist Patrick Symmes joins the AM team to discuss his experiences in Yemen, offering a unique perspective about the forces tearing the country apart.
Some people have said the President made a bold move on the question about Israeli/Palestinian conflict by supporting pre-1967 borders for the first time. Benjamin Netanyahu said the 1967 borders are indefensible and will meet with the President today, how will this meeting fare? CNN's American Morning speaks with Marc Ginsberg, former Middle East Presidential Adviser & former ambassador to Morocco and Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland about the President's Middle East speech.
(CNN) – The crackdown on anti-government protesters by Syrian forces escalated in recent days as demonstrators, emboldened by weeks of protests, called for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad. The crackdown culminated with the raid in Daraa where thousands of troops reportedly stormed the city and opened fire on demonstrators.
The United States is lobbying the United Nations to address Syria's human rights abuses. On Tuesday, the United Nations Security Council is expected to take up the issue, and Washington is seeking to block Syria's efforts to join the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva, where members are meeting Friday.
How will the United States react to Syria, and why is President Obama handling the Syria situation differently than Libya?
Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, a former U.S. Ambassador to Morocco and presidential advisor on the Middle East, talks to AM’s Christine Romans and Ali Velshi about U.S. foreign policy response to unrest in the Middle East.
Damon Wilson, former top aide to NATO Secretary General speaks with CNN's American Morning about unrest in the Middle East.