The Arab League Goes Back to Baghdad

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This week's Arab League Summit puts Iraq -- a country still torn by political and religious tensions and recent outbreaks of violence -- back in the news. It's a big moment for Baghdad, the first such meeting it's hosted since Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait more than 20 years ago. Prime Minister al-Maliki is hosting the meeting, distracting attention from human rights violations, talk of renewed civil war and even partition. But this week's summit may not be a summit at all without a major figure from Saudi Arabia, and the League may not reach consensus on Syria, its most troubling issue. What are their options? What about the influence of Russia and China, Kofi Annan's latest proposal, Iran and the United States?

Credits

Guests:
Richard Murphy - Middle East Institute, Liz Sly - Washington Post - @lizsly, Fouad Ajami - Stanford University, Marc Lynch - George Washington University - @abuaardvark

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Andrea Brody, Katie Cooper