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Middle East roundup, with Michael S. Doran & Brian Katulis


In anticipation of a prisoner swap, Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with prisoners jailed in Israel in the West Bank city of Jenin on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)

Hour 1

News continues to burst out of the Middle East, and on today’s Radio Times, two sharp analysts help Marty and us make sense of the foreign policy news. Joining us are MICHAEL S. DORAN, senior fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Saban Center for Middle East Policy and former deputy assistant defense secretary under President George W. Bush; and BRIAN KATULIS, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. On the agenda: the U.S. accuses Iran of plotting to blow up the Saudi ambassador using Mexican assassins; Israel swapping prisoners with Hamas; Egypt’s elections delayed and religious violence surging; Syria edging toward armed insurrection; Libya’s prolonged endgame and prospects; the return of Yemen’s President Saleh and terror politics after the drone slaying of Anwar Al-Awlaki; and more.

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