New Diplomatic Opportunities for Syria and Iran

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President Obama's threat to bomb Syria for its use of chemical weapons was, in part, a warning to Iran about its nuclear program. It also helped reassure Israel about US willingness to use force in the Middle East. Now, just two weeks later and with the UN about to open a new session tomorrow, it's all about diplomacy. We hear about possible benefits and potential risks involving Syria, Iran and the alliance with Israel — with President Obama's foreign policy legacy on the line.

Credits

Guests:
Dennis Ross - Washington Institute for Near East Policy - @washinstitute, Golnaz Esfandiari - Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - @GEsfandiari, Marc Lynch - George Washington University - @abuaardvark

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper, Anna Scott