President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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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