The Art of Statecraft

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After more incidents of deadly violence today, the governments of Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories are in more trouble than ever.  In addition to today's bombing of a Shiite mosque in Samarra, Iraq, a politician was killed by a massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, and Palestinian President Abu Mazen says the fight between Fatah and Hamas has his government on the verge of collapse. What are the chances for US diplomacy?  We get some answers from former Middle East envoy Dennis Ross, whose new book is Statecraft: And How to Restore America's Standing in the World.