Where America Stands on Democracy in the Middle East

The Takeaway

The United States is performing a difficult balancing act in how to respond to the tumult in Egypt. The Obama administration was quick to show support for protesters who are pushing for democratic reform in the Middle East, but hasn't forcefully called for the end to Mubarak's regime.

Stephen Kinzer, professor of international relations at Boston University, helps us understand exactly what the Obama administration's position is on the spread of democracy in the Middle East.

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