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Katulis joined Hisham Melham of Al Arabiya news channel and AEI's Danielle Pletka to discuss the larger implications of Mideast protests, ostensibly over a video produced in the U.S. that negatively portrays the Prophet Mohammad.
The greatest opportunity presented by the Arab uprisings is to help key countries transition from the autocratic governments that permitted terrorist threats to fester alongside endemic poverty, weak governance, and corruption towards a more democratic system.
The Obama administration should examine all levers of influence and work with other nations to send the message that the political transition must move forward for Egypts government to have legitimacy and the capacity to play a constructive leadership role in the Middle Eas
The United States must maintain a close partnership with Egypt in advancing regional security and support Egypts political and economic transitions toward more effective governance and expanded economic opportunities for its citizens.
Given the strong showing by the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, it will be important for the United States to maintain engagement going forward, even though the U.S. will not see eye-to-eye with the party on certain issues.