Robert Naiman is Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy. Mr. Naiman edits the Just Foreign Policy daily news summary and writes on U.S. foreign policy at Huffington Post. Naiman has worked as a policy analyst and researcher at the Center for Economic and Policy Research and Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch. He is president of the board of Truthout. He has masters degrees in economics and mathematics from the University of Illinois and has studied and worked in the Middle East.
Mr. Naiman joined me in an exclusive interview to discuss the latest developments in the Middle East and the future of revolutions and anti-government protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. What follows is my interview with Mr. Robert Naiman, political commentator and Policy Director at Just Foreign Policy, an independent and non-partisan membership organization dedicated to reforming U.S. foreign policy by mobilizing and organizing the broad majority of Americans who want a foreign policy based on diplomacy, law and cooperation.
According to Libyan health ministry, so far 114 people have been killed as a result of the NATO air strikes on different parts of Libya. What’s your prediction for the future of NATO’s military presence in Libya?
Whether Elbaradei can win the election depends on whether he can convert himself to be a popular campaigner – this is a big change for him. There are competitors, like Amr Moussa. But in any event, whoever wins the election will have to respond to Egyptian public opinion in a way that Egyptian presidents have not had to do for decades.
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