U.S. Relations With the Changing Arab World
Today marks the third day of the U.S. led attack on Libya. American and European forces have been hitting Muammar Gadhafi’s troops by air and sea. The United Nations’ sanctioned operation aims to protect civilians from attack. Some critics are asking is it too little too late while others question getting into a third war in the Muslim world. President Obama said he’s aware of the risks of military action but also said, “we can’t stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy.” Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright joins Diane in the studio to discuss the latest on the Libyan mission and what it means for U.S relations with a changing Arab world.
Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm, and Chair of Albright Capital Management LLC, an investment advisory firm focused on emerging markets, former Secretary of State in the Clinton Administration.
Professor of American Foreign Policy, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. and former National Security Advisor to President Carter from 1977 to 1981.
New York Times Cairo Bureau Chief
(R-Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the senior member of the Senate Finance Committee and Senate Budget Committee.
president, Council on Foreign Relations, author of "A War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars," and former director of policy planning for the Department of State, where he was a principal adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell.