New Developments In The Middle East
President Barack Obama arrived in Northern Ireland this morning to attend the G-8 summit. Rapidly changing events in Syria, Iran and Turkey are likely to dominate the meeting’s agenda. In the U.S., some lawmakers are pressing the president to go beyond supplying Syrian rebels with small arms and to consider imposing a no-fly zone. But others warn about the consequences of playing a more active role in Syria without a long-term plan. In Iran, newly-elected President Hassan Rowhani vows his government will fix the country’s economy and reconstruct relations with the world. And violence in Turkey erupts again following a new government crackdown. Diane and her guests discuss the latest developments in the Middle East.
analyst and joint fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Woodrow Wilson International Center
author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World."
president of National Iranian American Council and author of "A Single Roll of the Dice - Obama's Diplomacy with Iran."
managing director of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Washington bureau chief of Al-Arabiya News Channel.
former NATO Supreme Allied Commander and senior fellow at the UCLA Burkle Center.
foreign correspondent in Tehran for The Washington Post.