Arab spring http://iowapublicradio.org en International Politics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/international-politics <p>Protests continue in Egypt in advance of voting on a new constitution. On politics day Ben Kieffer talks with political experts about why protestors say the draft constitution does not represent the hope inspired by the Arab spring. And why NATO fears the Syrian President may use chemical weapons on his own people.</p><p></p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:32:11 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11914 at http://iowapublicradio.org International Politics Former President Carter Disputes Obama's Egypt Remarks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/jimmy-carter-disputes-obamas-egypt-remarks <p>Former President Jimmy Carter says he disagrees with President Obama’s assessment this week of Egypt’s relationship to the United States.</p><p>The Democrat addressed students and faculty at Drake University in Des Moines Thursday. During a forum focused primarily on social justice issues, Carter was asked if he agrees with President Obama’s statement that Egypt is neither an ally nor an enemy.</p><p>"No, I think Egypt is an ally of the United States," Carter says. "We know Egypt well."</p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:00:53 +0000 Sarah McCammon 7960 at http://iowapublicradio.org Former President Carter Disputes Obama's Egypt Remarks