Guest Host: Steve Roberts

President Bush last week called for the Middle East to open to democracy. But the U.S. gamble on Iraq, the war on terrorism, and other factors have as yet unknown repercussions for the region. A panel talks about interrelated U.S. priorities in the Middle East and hopes for democracy in Arab nations.

Guests

  • Ambassador Walter Cutler president of the Meridian International Center and former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia
  • Samer Shehata assistant professor of Arab politics, Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies.

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