Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty will deliver a major foreign policy address Tuesday in New York, presidential campaign officials told CNN Thursday.
According to the Pawlenty aid, the speech to the Council on Foreign Relations will focus on the challenges and opportunities presented by the Arab Spring.
Governor Pawlenty will address President Obama's failed leadership, approach, and philosophy of how to approach the entire Middle East region, the aid said. He will touch on the need for the Republican Party to continue its support for a strong foreign policy.
It will be the second high-profile speech, following an economic address in Chicago earlier this month, for Pawlenty, who has been an outspoken critic of Obama's foreign policy, particularly the president's handing of the Libya crisis and his plan for the withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan.