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Jordanian protesters burn a U.S. flag during a protest against an amateur film mocking Islam near the U.S. embassy in Amman on September 14, 2012.
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Jordanian protesters burn a U.S. flag during a protest against an amateur film mocking Islam near the U.S. embassy in Amman on September 14, 2012.

Since a video ridiculing the prophet Mohammed appeared on YouTube, anti-American protests have erupted in the Middle East. The violence led to the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya, the storming of the U.S. embassy in Yemen and clashes with riot police. What does this mean for the future of U.S.-Middle Eastern relations? Should the U.S. get further involved? How do we balance democracy with diplomacy?

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jane Wales, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council and former senior director of the National Security Council
  • Mona Yacoubian, senior adviser, Middle East at the Stimson Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution for enhancing international peace and security
  • Peter Bartu, visiting scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley and former senior mediation expert for the United Nations
  • Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland, senior fellow at the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and former adviser to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and the Iraq Study Group

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