Michael Cairo (#838)
Michael F. Cairo, author of The Gulf: The Bush Presidencies and the Middle East, offers his perspective on the Middle East.
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Cairo is associate professor of political science at Transylvania University. He explains how the "youth bulge" in the Middle East, the growing number of young people in the population and their high unemployment rate, exacerbates political tensions in many countries, including Egypt. He also explains the role of foreign aid and U.S. strategy in the Persian Gulf region.