The Latest From the Middle East

at 9:00 AM
 (Khalil Mazraawi/AFP/GettyImages)

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?


Mona Yacoubian, senior adviser, Middle East at the Stimson Center, a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution for enhancing international peace and security

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

Peter Bartu, visiting scholar at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley and former senior mediation expert for the United Nations

Jane Wales, president and CEO of the World Affairs Council and former senior director of the National Security Council