How does American foreign policy adjust to a changing world, and in particular to the rise of China? Melissa Bell puts the question to Graham Allison, the Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University.
This week, President Barack Obama is visiting Israel and the Palestinian Territories. One of the main issues on the table will be the Iranian nuclear programme. For more, Melissa Bell speaks to Raymond Tanter, who served on the senior staff of the National Security Council during the Reagan administration and is now a visiting professor of political science at Georgetown University.
Ten years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, the American troops may be gone but the country they left behind is reeling from the consequences of the war. To discuss this issue, Douglas Herbert speaks to James Dobbins, a former American diplomat who is now the Director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center.
Just before his return to Pakistan after four years in exile, former president Pervez Musharraf explains that he does not fear arrest or assassination; that he wants to run in the upcoming elections and would like to rule his country again. He vows to force the US to stop its use of drones to hit targets inside Pakistan and offers that al Qaeda’s leader Ayman Al-Zawahairi could be in Pakistan.