The Greater Middle East Initiative: Sea Island and Beyond

Hearing Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth by United States

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The land route envisages the establishment of six economic corridors linking China with Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and South Asia. According to data from the Chinese government, in the four years between and , 50 state-owned companies have invested in . The Greater Middle East Initiative. In early , the us government presented a draft working paper to the G-8 countries entitled the Greater Middle East Initiative. Although the initial paper was meant to be confidential, it was leaked to the Arabic newspaper Al Hayat, which . This article takes issue with the Greater Middle East Initiative launched by the U.S. administration and endorsed by the G-8 leaders at the Sea Island Summit, June   I am pleased to say that our initial ideas and plans for the our initiative in the greater Middle East region met with considerable acceptance and, as you will see at Sea Island, are the basis for consensus action. I think this is because those plans reflect the view and the declarations of people in the region, to which we responded.

Russia can assist in the transfer of sovereignty to Iraq. This should begin at Sea Island with its agreement to significant reductions in Saddam-era debt. Russia has every reason to get behind the Greater Middle East Initiative to promote democratic freedom in the region. The specific plan of action was finally bruited in February, when we heard that by June, the president would use the occasion of a G-8 summit on Sea Island, Georgia, to unveil a "Greater Middle East Initiative" aimed at boosting the level of foreign aid to nongovernmental civil-society groups in the region and thus promoting democracy. The summit of Sea Island showed that between France and the US, divisions go far beyond Iraq and the future of the Middle East. The French idea of a multipolar world is . The media may have overplayed the disagreement over Iraq. John Kirton, a University of Toronto professor who follows the G-8, believes the meetings had substantial results. For example, Bush got them to talk more about his "Greater Middle East Initiative" to promote democracy in the region. This is a proposal initially made by Bush's father.

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The Administration’s Greater Middle East Initiative to be discussed at the G8 Summit in Sea Island has already been harshly criticised by those who consider that it fails to address the. The most recent – and grandest plan of all –arrives later this month at the G-8 Summit in Sea Island, Georgia, when the administration will officially launch what it calls the “Greater Middle East Initiative” (GMEI).

Yet despite all the fanfare the new initiative, like many of its predecessors, is unlikely to work. Well before G-8 leaders convened in Sea Island, Georgia, however, the Europeans (allegedly) leaked a draft of Bush’s proposal to the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat and demanded far-reaching revisions as a condition for their support.

Eventually, the G-8 did inaugurate what it dubbed the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) initiative, but Cited by: He has published several books the G-8 Summit held at Sea Island in June th being an indicator of this rapprochement. The March terrorist attacks in Madrid have Can the Greater Middle East initiative be successful provided that a close cooperation between.

Arab opposition to the Greater Middle East Initiative, Mr Bush's planned centrepiece of the G8, has been fuelled by leaks of the proposal, resentment. December 7, | Richard L.

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In late April, the United States presented to the G-8 “sherpas” a new set of proposals for a Greater Middle East Initiative (GMEI) to be adopted by the eight industrialized nations at their June. The Greater Middle East Initiative On 19 Februarythe London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat published a “leaked” US-compiled document that became known as the Greater Middle East Initiative.

The initiative, administration officials say, will bring together the United States, Europe, and the “Greater Middle East” (including not only the Arab world but also Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, and Turkey) around a far-reaching set of commit- ments aimed at helping transform the region politically, economically, and socially.

The Greater Middle East Partnership: A Work Still Very Much in Progress. Robert Satloff. that Washington hopes will win endorsement at the group's May summit in Sea Island, Georgia. The GMEP is a core element of the administration's larger Greater Middle East Initiative, which has additional security and political components beyond.

The Greater Middle East Initiative "projects the administration as looking beyond immediate trouble spots to institutionalize a policy of change for the region," said Shibley Telhami, a Brookings.

The Greater Middle East Initiative, already in receipt of inputs from some other Nato member-states, may be modelled on the Helsinki process of the post period, which focused on human rights. The original Greater Middle East Initiative plan has been renamed to Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative, and also called a Partnership for Future Progress (of the west!).

As much of its details have not been made public, only following main points are known so far: 1- Turn Autocratic Monarchies into some sort of Constitutional. At its June Summit in Sea Island, Georgia, the G-8 (the United States, Canada, Japan, Russia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Italy) should outline a plan for the G-8.

The Sea Island deliberations reflect the reemergence of business as usual. Ray Takeyh is a professor at the National Defense University and an. the relations between the Greater Middle East, Europe and the United States. One of the most far-reaching and ambitious plans was put forward by the United States, being labelled Greater Middle East Initiative.

The ini-tial plan, leaked to the public in February, was loosely modelled on the Conference for Security and Co-operation in Europe (CSCE).

But the initiative, scheduled to be announced at the G-8 summit hosted by President Bush at Sea Island, Ga., in June, would call for Arab and South Asian governments to adopt major political. Visit the official Earth Day site to learn about the world's largest environmental movement and what you can do to make every day Earth Day.

Beyond the U.S. initiative: Mideast democracy is a long-term, global project The American initiative will be at the heart of the Group of Eight summit meeting in June on Sea Island.

The Broader Middle East and North Africa Initiative announced by the Bush administration in early identified new international threats from within the heart of Muslim societies and advocated.

Prior to the June G8 Summit on Sea Island, Georgia, Washington issued a working paper, “G8-Greater Middle East Partnership.” Under the section titled Economic Opportunities was Washington’s dramatic call for “an economic transformation similar in magnitude to that undertaken by the formerly communist countries of Central and.

"This week the Group of Eight heads of government gather on Sea Island in Georgia, USA. "The US planned to make a Greater Middle East initiative the. Across the Middle East, a consensus is emerging on the need for change. In Alexandria, Istanbul, the Dead Sea, Sona and Aqaba, political, civil society and business leaders have met to discuss modernization and reform, and have issued stirring calls for political, economic and social change.

The Administration urges the House to fully fund Presidential initiatives, such as the Greater Middle East Leadership and Democracy Initiative, now known as the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) Initiative, and the USA Freedom Corps Citizen Corps Initiative.

Dubbed the Greater Middle East Initiative when it was launched last winter, the scheme ran into withering criticism from some Arab countries, who complained it was yet another instance of Western.

G84 “greater Middle East” plan, a working pape r devised by U.S. Administration officials, in conjunction with European partners, to be presented at the JuneG8 summit meeting in Sea Island, Georgia.

5 The draft plan drew upon data from the United Nations’. The "Greater Middle East initiative," as it was called, was shot down barely after takeoff by governing regimes of countries whose citizens might most have benefited from it.Return to Transcripts main page. CNN LIVE EVENT/SPECIAL.

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