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The Palestinian Prime Minister and his predecessor have taken over Yasser Arafat’s duties. Diane and her guests talk about the future of the Middle East, and what a transition in the Palestinian leadership will mean for peace talks.
- Clovis Maksoud former ambassador and permanent observer of the League of Arab States at the United Nations and director of the Center for the Global South at American University
- Shibley Telhami Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development, University of Maryland, and author of "The Stakes: America in the Middle East" (Westview Press)
- Martin Indyk vice president for foreign policy, the Brookings Institution.
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